Ole was not surprised by Juan Mata's superb performance as the veteran pulled Manchester United's 3-0 win against Brighton
At a GlanceSports – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was not surprised by Juan Mata's extraordinary performance,
As the veteran pulled Manchester United's 3-0 win against Brighton to reach the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
The Spanish veteran scored and provided an assist in a rare start as the Red Devils reached the last eight
The 32-year-old was named man of the match at the AMEX Stadium on Wednesday evening,
Helping Scott McTominay's opener at half-time before giving the Red Devils some breathing room,
With a quiet second-half finish his 50th goal for Manchester United.
Paul Pogba on the spot sealed the win with a free kick deflected 10 minutes from time,
As Solskjaer's side won their third straight game after their opening weekend Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace.
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The Norwegian manager opted for the all-around eye game to the credit and is delighted that the Red Devils' defense are getting their second clean sheet of the season.
Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “What a performance from Juan Mata. He's the one who has the ball and calms us down.
He's calm. He more or less created his first goal himself. I was never surprised when he played like that. this.
With the transfer window closing in October, Man Utd has only managed to add Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek to the squad,
With the pursuit of the Dortmund dynamo Jadon Sancho continuing and the club open to loaning Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona.
When asked about the Red Devils' transfer plans, Solskjaer declined to elaborate, but said the club still aims to ensure they strengthen the squad.
“I can't give you any news,” said Solskjaer. “We are working with what we have. We have a big squad. We changed 10 players starting Saturday. If there is an update, we will let you know.
United will host Jose Mourinho's Tottenham at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday before the majority of their squad begin their international break.
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