Manchester United and Inter Milan booked their places in the Europa League quarter finals as continental football returned in empty stadiums.
Home team United won 2-1 against LASK Linz at Old Trafford on Wednesday to complete a 7-1 aggregate win over the Austrian club, five months after the first leg was played. LASK held the lead on the night for two minutes after Philipp Wiesinger’s 55th-minute goal, but Jesse Lingard soon levelled for United. Anthony Martial scored another for United in the 88th.
“We learned that the players need to play to keep that sharpness,” the Norwegian told BT Sport. “Some of these lads haven’t played for a while and it showed. For me, it was a good exercise. It’s job done.”
The win sets up a quarter final reunion for Solskjaer with former Norway teammate Stale Solbakken, the coach of Copenhagen. They played together in the 1998 World Cup.
Elsewhere, in the German city of Gelsenkirchen, Inter beat Getafe 2-0 with goals from Romelu Lukaku and Christian Eriksen in a neutral-venue tie.