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Norway coach Hogmo hails 'unique talent' of Man Utd target Samuelsen

West Ham whizkid Martin Samuelsen was thrilled to make his international debut for Norway in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Iceland in Olso.

The winger, a former Manchester City junior, spent the season on-loan with Peterborough United and was scouted extensively by Manchester United.

Speaking to Norway's TV2 after the game at the Ullevaal Stadium, the 19-year-old was happy with his contribution, saying: “It's always nice to be involved when a goal is scored. That's why I want to play. It was fun!

“I did try a few things and to take on my defender, but did not always work. It's a bit of a long time since I've played a match, so I quickly got tired. I made some little stupid mistakes with my touch that I need to weed out the next time.

“I'm not really happy when I lose the ball, but these things sometimes happen."

Norway coach Per-Mathias Hogmo said: “He has a unique talent, but you can see that he has a good way to go in terms of making the right decisions in match situations. But for a debut, I think we should give the boy credit and perhaps even more."

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