Solskjaer delighted as Man United beat Leicester for Champions League

‘We’ve had our ups and downs… it’s a wonderful achievement’: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delighted after Manchester United defeat Leicester to clinch a Champions League return

  • Manchester United beat Leicester 2-0 to earn Champions League qualification
  • A Bruno Fernandes penalty and late Jesse Lingard goal helped them finish third
  • Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he was delighted at the achievement 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed his delight as Manchester United earned Champions League qualification with a last-day victory at top-four rivals Leicester City.

A Bruno Fernandes penalty and Jesse Lingard’s late goal ensured Solskjaer’s side finished in third and returned to Europe’s elite club competition. 

Chelsea ended the campaign in fourth place, while Leicester missed out in fifth despite spending most of the campaign in the top three. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left delighted as Manchester United beat Leicester to finish third

Solskjaer told Sky Sports: ‘They have taken on so many things, we’ve had our ups and downs, but of course it came down to the last game and it is a wonderful achievement by everyone.

‘It was not a classic. We want to learn to win games like this, games we need a result in, and it has been a bit like mini-tournament this restart and it looks it as well.

‘We are a bit tired, leggy and everyone can see that. We are not the same as we’ve been early on, but we had to go for it and catch so many points and goals and they have done it.’

A second-half penalty from Bruno Fernandes helped the visitors seal Champions League place

Jesse Lingard came off the bench to add a second goal late on after a defensive error

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