​AC Milan striker M'Baye Niang struck twice as the Rossoneri defeated Sampdoria 4-1 at the San Siro, to move into 6th place in the Serie A table, with both the club's boss and CEO praising young striker M'Baye Niang.

Speaking to ​Goal.com after the emphatic win last weekend, Sinisa Mihajlovic said, "Niang picked up an injury in pre-season when he was one of the best performers. He is now getting back to full fitness, but his performances are not a surprise. Rather, he is simply showing once more what he is capable of.

"It was a great night for us. We have confidence in our methods and we will experience more nights like this I am sure. Our aim in recent weeks was to find a greater balance in the team’s set-up. 

"After the Napoli game, we worked on tightening up at the back and now with more forwards available we have more options in attack. With two wide men and two forwards we were more compact, but it was the hard work from everyone, and in particular the wide men, that made a difference.

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"After two, three difficult years for the club, it’s not easy but we’re getting there. These results allow us to look forwards with confidence. The criticisms are part and parcel of the game. We have to keep in this path. We know that this is just one match and there is a long way to go."

The Milanese side's vice-president Adriano Galliani also ​spoke about the under 21 French international, "I would like to praise Niang in particular. He was fantastic and he is just 20 years old.

"I brought Niang to the club at a young age and last year I resisted the interest of Genoa, who wanted an option to buy him during his loan spell. But we didn't give in.

"We now have an important player for the team."