United Manager, Ole Gunner Solskaer was quick to praise his boys despite last night’s disappointing result in the Europa League, as the Academy Graduates gave good accounts of themselves on their debut for the Club.
“We’re disappointed with the end result but there are definitely positives,” Solskjaer said.
“I thought we started the game fantastically, the boys took control of the game, and the response after they scored two was also good”.
“I was disappointed with that 10-minute spell, you could feel pressure was coming but there were some fantastic performances by the three young lads who made their debut, all were excellent”.
Solskjaer also singled out debutant, Bernard, for praise despite scoring an own goal that gave Astana all three points on the night.
“He’ll remember that [goal] from his debut but I want him to remember the other 92 minutes and every other touch he had”.
“He was excellent. He defended well, some last-ditch clearances. Sometimes strikers miss chances and sometimes defenders score an own goal, that’s partly down to bad luck”.
“He did really well, that’s why I want him to remember this game”.