Having seen one of his trusted lieutenants in midfield lose a major final this weekend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be desperate for three of his players to return to the camp in high spirits this summer.
England have made it to a final in a major tournament for the first time in 55 years and amid the jubilation, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent a brilliant message to the three Manchester United players via ManUtd.com.
Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw have both been vital in the near-flawless run to the final, with the pair also being suggested as possible ‘Player of the Tournament’ recipients. Marcus Rashford, who is yet to start a game, would have been hoping to have a bigger impact but has featured four times from the bench.
“Ah, it’s tremendous,” Solskjaer said when quizzed on his Man Utd representatives in the Euro 2020 final. “They’ve been so solid, the team, and I think Luke (Shaw) and Harry (Maguire) are definitely helping out in that respect. They don’t seem to concede chances and have been very robust.
“I’m very happy Harry is fit and playing while Luke just keeps on going. Over the last couple of seasons, he has just improved more and more.
“Marcus (Rashford), of course, has had to be patient because there are other good players around. He’s just got to be ready. If, in the final, Marcus comes on, I’m sure he’ll be ready.”
Jadon Sancho is expected to complete a move to Manchester United shortly after the final after it was announced that the club had reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for his transfer.
The 21-year-old has started one game, the quarter-final against Ukraine, but could be set to play a key role in his nation’s biggest game since 1966.