Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed his young players for showing the Manchester United ‘DNA’ and professionalism.
Manchester United cemented their place at the top of Group L with a 4-0 win against AZ Alkmaar last night. 18-year old Mason Greenwood became the youngest player to score a brace in the club’s history. Meanwhile, Juan Mata and Ashley Young became the oldest players to score for the Red Devils this season to show their quality on both ends of the spectrum.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was thrilled with the performance of his squad in the European fixture. The Norwegian also insisted that he was happy to see the academy players carry on the club’s ideologies.
“It’s something we’re proud of, it’s in our DNA,” Solskjaer said as per Four Four Two.
“This club is built on having your own local lads or academy players coming through. We pride ourselves on that. You can see today, the academy players know what it means.
“They’re good people, that’s the first thing. They’re great people, everyone that goes through this academy, and they are good players as well.
“They know what it takes to be a Man United player. Mason, for example.
“I actually do remember when I met him for the first time because my son was training at the Cliff as an eight-year-old. Mason was seven.
“The first time I saw him he stood out and I took a picture with him. He’s now here so it’s just what we do.”