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Victor Lindelof predicting "great things" for Manchester United in Europa League

:Headline: Victor Lindelof predicting 'great things' for Manchester United in Europa League:
Bruno Fernandes' extra-time penalty saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team scrape past FC Copenhagen in Cologne on Monday evening.

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, with Premier League rivals Wolves or Spanish side Sevilla lying in wait back at Stadion Koln on Sunday.

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

United saw a penalty overturned, two goals disallowed and a variety of efforts come back off the woodwork during a goalless 90 minutes, before Fernandes scored what proved to be a decisive extra-time penalty.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will know how much they need to improve if they are to progress past Wolves or Sevilla and reach the Europa League final.

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

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

"It's always been our goal to win this competition and we want to go through to the final," said the centre-back, who was introduced as a second-half substitute on Monday evening.

"We've been playing a few semi-finals this season and hopefully we can win the next game and get through to the final. That has always been our goal.

"(The other semi-finals) are completely different games but obviously we need to be ready because we know we're going to play against Wolves or Sevilla, who are very good teams.

"We have to be ready from the start and be on our toes to perform."

United's focus is on rest, recovery and preparation in Cologne, where coronavirus precautions mean they have to stay locked down in a bubble.

"I think it's going to be fine," Lindelof said before being whisked back to the team hotel.

"I think all the players have been playing tournaments. I've been away playing the World Cup, the Euros and everything.

"Even if we're not able to leave the hotel at the moment, we have things to do there so I think it will be fine. No problem at all."

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