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Solskjaer: Europa League glory will lift Ighalo, others’  mentality

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Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said winning the Europa League would lift the mentality of his squad.

United face Copenhagen in Cologne on Monday night.

Roma or Seville are looming in the quarter-finals.

And Solskjaer believes lifting a European trophy can be a springboard for another period of success after seeing his side lose two semi-finals this season.

He said: “Winning trophies makes you think ‘I want more of this.’

“It also means more dedication and more focus because it makes you think ‘this is what I wanted.’

“Some players may rest on their laurels once they have won something, but looking at this group it would mean what we’re doing now is working.

“It’s all in their hands. They know they’re at Man United and know we have the resources to build.

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“We put a plan together as a club 18 months ago when I sat down with Ed Woodward and it wasn’t going to be a quick fix.

“We want to build. We have been to the semi-finals of the EFL Cup and the FA Cup and the next step is to get past that.

“That would be another step forward for this team.”

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