Greenwood takes centre stage as Solskjaer turns to Man Utd kids

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he is "excited" about FC Salzburg striker Erling Braut Haland following his Champions League heroics.

Solskjaer added: "Victor has established himself here and has become a very important part of our team".

"He brings calmness on the pitch and I can see that he is determined to help this club and to be successful here", said Solskjaer.

Arguably the most impressive of the teenage trio, Gomes nearly created a goal at the start of the second half when he enabled Rojo to send a low cross right along the goalline, one that both Greenwood and Tahith Chong failed to reach for a tap-in at the far post.

"He's proven to be a top, top keeper behind David and to keep him ready if something happens to David, tomorrow is a chance for me to give him some much needed game-time, because David's been very robust and [Romero]'s always been reliable".

"I'm still young and know I can improve further but with the help of the boss and his coaching staff, I believe that only good things are ahead for this great club".

Haland has been linked with a stunning move to United and he also shares history with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who managed the player during his time at Norwegian side Molde.

"There is no doubt the Premier League is attractive to him".

Solskjaer had confirmed in his pre-match news conference that 17-year-old Greenwood was set to be joined in the starting XI by out-of-favour Fred and young defender Axel Tuanzebe, but the selections of Gomes and Chong were slightly more surprising.

"I remember the kid who just wanted to play with mates in the U18s". Now he is knocking on my door.

Haaland's dad Alf Inge represented both Leeds and Manchester City - two clubs that consider Man United to be bitter rivals - during his career in football.

"It's not just about enjoying yourself because you've got to get results".

"Mason is one of the best finishers I've seen and I've played with quite a few decent ones." .

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