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Robin van Persie believes 's attackers are playing with such fun and freedom they might not even need Jadon Sancho.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has worked wonders to ensure the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes have been firing on all cylinders of late.

And having secured Champions League football for next season by finishing third in the Premier League, United could round off their campaign by lifting the Europa League next week.

Manchester United's forward line has started to tick thanks to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's influence

's forward line has started to tick thanks to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's influence

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has worked hard getting the best out of his attackers

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has worked hard getting the best out of his attackers

Former United striker Robin van Persie believes watching the team has become 'fun' again

Former United striker Robin van Persie believes watching the team has become 'fun' again

If they can overcome the Spanish Europa League specialists Sevilla in their semi-final on Sunday night, a final against either Inter Milan or Shakhtar Donetsk awaits them on Friday week.

And one former United striker in Van Persie can clearly see the influence of another in Solskjaer in the team's fluent performances post-restart.

'He has had a positive influence, especially after the break,' Van Persie told Sportsmail. 'Before they were not consistent enough, they had really good games and followed it up with less good games.

'After the break they have been consistent, they have been free.

'What is happening now from Solskjaer with those five players [Martial, Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood and Paul Pogba] is that he has given them their roles and given them confidence.

'He said, 'you are my five main guys, I trust you but you have to give it back to me.' I can see these guys are happy with this, it gave them the extra freedom.

The transfer saga over Jadon Sancho has dominated the summer but United may not need him

The transfer saga over Jadon Sancho has dominated the summer but United may not need him

Anthony Martial (left) won the penalty that Bruno Fernandes (right) converted as United edged past Copenhagen in the Europa League quarter-finals on Monday night

Anthony Martial (left) won the penalty that Bruno Fernandes (right) converted as United edged past Copenhagen in the Europa League quarter-finals on Monday night

'Sometimes you see Rashford come into the middle, sometime Martial goes to the wing. They are looking for each other, trying to play together and trying to make each other stronger and better.

'So credit to Solskjaer, that is what he has achieved. It makes it nicer to watch, it is fun now and that is what players, coaches and fans want at .'

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