Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to be blown away by teenager Mason Greenwood, and he believes Manchester United would have hit more than five past Bournemouth had the Old Trafford faithful been there.
The roaring Reds extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to a 16th match by walloping Eddie Howe’s relegation-threatened Cherries 5-2 in a thrilling clash played out in front of empty stands.
“You can see when they go out on the pitch, they’re confident, they want the ball, they want to create chances,” Solskjaer said.
“We created chances, the energy of the team is fantastic. That performance in front of fans would be six or seven goals, definitely, because our fans give us extra energy and too bad they weren’t here today.”
Greenwood was the standout performer of a fine overall display, with his emphatic brace underlining his first-rate talent.
“We will always come back to his finishing because the goals were exceptional, the timings of them were great for us,” former striker Solskjaer said.
“But his general overall play is improving, his fitness is improving, his understanding of his position is improving more and more and I’m delighted with the goals.
“Right foot, left foot, now it’s about getting headers in.”
The Red Devils were purring at times today, and they scored five goals in a home Premier League match for the first time since December 2011.