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​Man Utd boss Solskjaer not worried about AstroTurf pitch against Young Boys

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not have any concerns about playing on an AstroTurf pitch against Young Boys.

The Red Devils take on their Swiss opponents in the first game of the Champions League group stages on Tuesday.

After making a positive start to their Premier League campaign, Solskjaer does not believe playing on an artificial surface will trip up his players in midweek.

Asked about Young Boys' performances in general, Solskjaer told a pre-match press conference: "It's not just the Ferencvaros games we have analysed.

"I thought the Zurich game was really impressive with the start Zurich have had to the competition. They were very convincing, energetic, athletic, attacking-minded.

"Some players have now broken into the Swiss team, who have been really impressive. We know it's going to be a difficult game."

He added: "Also, of course, being from Norway, I know astro turf is always a little bit of an advantage at home but we should be able to deal with the pitch really well."

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