Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with the work rate of his side as Manchester United hammered RB Leipzig 5-0 in the Champions League group stages.
Marcus Rashford scored his first United hat-trick from the substitutes bench as the Reds put last year’s semi-finalists to the sword in emphatic style in the closing stages.
Solskjaer chose to rest Rashford and the so-often indispensable Bruno Fernandes as he rotated his team during a congested fixture schedule.
And the duo ran riot when they eventually came on, capitalising on a tiring Leipzig defence.
As the United boss noted in his post-match interview, the starting XI laid the ground work for the substitutes to thrive in the final half hour.
The midfield diamond of Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Fred and Nemanja Matic worked tirelessly throughout against the intense Leipzig press.
United now have six points from six in the so-called ‘group of death’ and Solskjaer will be thrilled with his work on the opening two Champions League match days.
Listen to Solskjaer’s immediate post-match reaction below, via BT Sport:
"We had to rest a few because this season is relentless."
"This group is coming together."
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts after an impressive 5-0 win over last season's semi-finalists RB Leipzig.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 28, 2020