France, March 4 -- Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has paid tribute to his squad for the way they have handled the demands of the season as they chase trophies in the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Europa League.

"I've been impressed," said Solskjaer ahead of Wednesday night's Premier League clash at Crystal Palace.

"Normally you go and meet your friends . you go to the cinema ...out for a meal . you go to a concert. But now it is relentless. It's a game on Thursday night in theEuropa League, Sunday afternoon in the Premier League, Wednesday evening in the Premier League.

"They've not been able to have a social life, to have the time to switch off from football.

"This season and this past year has been the strangest of...