Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for some of Manchester United's back-up players on Sunday – suggesting he could spring a surprise with his selection for the Europa League final.
Solskjaer rested a number of first-team players for the final game of the Premier League season against Wolves, what with Manchester United's fate already confirmed.
But the kids got the job done with an Anthony Elanga goal helping United to a 2-1 win.
After the match, Solskjaer gushed over the quality in his ranks and name-dropped more than one player who could potentially have a part to play in the Europa League final next week.
"The pace and enthusiasm of Elanga, Amad [Diallo], Dan James then you've got Donny [Van de Beek], Nemanja [Matic], Juan [Mata] who have all the experience and quality," said the United boss.
On goalscorer Elanga he continued: "He could have had two before and just being confident enough to get in there again, very pleased for him and he has a bright future ahead of him.
"Today it made me smile. All these players expressing themselves like we want to see and no injuries!"
Manchester United take on Spanish outfit Villarreal in the final in Gdansk next Wednesday with Solskjaer looking to win his first piece of silverware as Red Devils boss.
United's opposition, led by former Arsenal manager Unai Emery, overcame the Gunners in the semi-final and secured a seventh-place finish in La Liga on Saturday.
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