Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks Manchester United’s Europa League semi-final against Roma feels like ‘a proper European tie’.
Solskjaer’s strong United team defeated Granada 2-0 at Old Trafford to complete a resounding 4-0 aggregate scoreline against the La Liga side.
Edinson Cavani’s early volley and a late own goal from Jesus Vallejo ensured the Reds cruised to Solskjaer’s fifth semi-final as United boss.
Standing in United’s way of Solskjaer’s first final is Roma, who defeated Ajax in the quarters and have several very familiar faces.
Solskjaer pointed out the aerial threat of former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Chris Smalling both started the final in United’s Europa League triumph against Ajax in Stockholm four years ago.
The United boss is looking forward to the Roma challenge and takes confidence from the club’s previous record against Italian sides in Europe.
Listen to Solskjaer’s post-match interview, via BT Sport.
"We all know Dzeko!
"It feels like a proper European tie. Roma is a club with lots of history, but we've done well against Italian teams before."
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