Manchester United Vs Partizan Belgrade meeting brought joy to coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who said that United provided a “template” for how they should play this season as they thought Partizan Belgrade a huge lesson in a 3-0 defeat to reach the Europa League last 32.
Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial scored in the first-half, while Marcus Rashford landed in a stunning wrap at the second half to complete United’s most significant home victory since August, with the club’s manager, Solskjaer who has been embattled with the club’s low performance after he was named the manager describing the performance of his front three as “high class”.
The Manchester United vs Partizan Belgrade 3-0 result keeps United top of Group L. If they win their final match against AZ Alkmaar on 12 December they will be sure of a top seeding in the last 32, despite the result of their game with Astana in Kazakhstan.
“Too many times we’re 1-0 up and haven’t got the second but these boys are learning and this will give them loads of pointers of how we play when performing well. The opposition is not the same as in the Premier League but these are still good principles,” said Solskjaer.
Manchester United are the only club to be rolling on without conceding a goal in the competition this season. The team also extended their unbeaten move in the Europa League to 15 games, three short of Chelsea’s tournament history of 18.
Manchester United won the game but also frowned at the point when Scott McTominay hurt the inside of his right foot in a challenge, although the Scotland midfielder managed to continue the play, but had to be replaced by Jesse Lingard 15 minutes after.
Sources: BBC Sport, SurgeZirc UK Sport