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Victor Lindelof

Victor Lindelof

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Victor Lindelof

Victor Lindelof is confident Manchester United can achieve "great things" in Germany after edging past FC Copenhagen to reach the Europa League semi-finals.

A year on from kicking off a strange, energy-sapping 2019-20 season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men required extra-time to overcome the Danish Superliga runners-up on a sweltering night in Cologne.

Bruno Fernandes' spot-kick was enough to secure a 1-0 win and progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League mini-tournament, where they will face Sevilla back at Stadion Koln on Sunday.

United centre-back Lindelof said: "It was a tough game but we came through in the end and we're happy for that.

"We knew what kind of team they were and they made it difficult for us, even if we didn't play at our level. I think we could have done a lot of things better but when we had the ball they made it difficult for us.

"Sometimes they pressed high and when they didn't they dropped deep and defended compactly as a unit.

"It was hard to create some chances but I think we should have scored a few more goals.

"But I think we have a lot of confidence in the team right now. We've been performing on a very high level, especially after the league ended.

"We got the third spot and we've been performing some really, really good football.

"I think everybody has a lot of confidence and we know we can do some great things.

"Obviously even if we play against Sevilla or Wolves, they are two tough teams but we're going to be ready and hopefully we can go out and perform a really, really good game."

Belfast Telegraph