Solskjaer pleased with cup progress
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested the result was better than the performance as he reflected on Manchester United's 3-0 win at Derby County in the Emirates FA Cup.
As a former striker, the boss was pleased with the way his side took the opportunities to go 2-0 up by the break but he also credited his goalkeeper, Sergio Romero, for shutting out the home side as the Reds maintained an impressive record of not conceding in the competition this season.
Here, you can watch Ole's interview with MUTV, while below it you can read his quotes from BT Sport...
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“When you win 3-0 you should think [I am pleased] but there were some scary moments, especially early on. I didn’t think we played particularly well but of course when you get two goals in the way we did that was pleasing. At the beginning of the second half I thought they put some pressure on us, but we had a nice goal from Odion and a fantastic save by Sergio from Wayne’s free-kick as well.”
“He’s coming on, Luke, he’s getting better and better and he’s in good form now, at left-back or left centre-back. Of course after his injuries he’s worked hard and he deserves it.”
“He should have had a third! Of course when you’ve got strikers you want them to be happy and confident going into the next game and we’ve got a big game on Sunday. He’s come in here and of course we’ve still got a few injuries and Anthony [Martial] has struggled a little bit lately with some injuries so it’s great to have Odion to call upon and he’s a different type of striker. He holds it up well and he scores. For the first one tonight, the ball’s underneath him, not many strikers could dig that out.”
STRENGTH IN DEPTH
“We’ve got quality players in goal - Sergio’s save from Wayne’s free kick was fantastic and he had a few good moments in the first half as well. We’ve got a team of good players.”
“You know that everyone loves him. All the supporters of Man United really appreciate what he’s done. And he played well, Wayne showed such class. Sometimes he had too much quality and time on the ball for my liking!”
MAGUIRE TO MAKE SUNDAY?
“He rolled over on his ankle, I wasn’t going to rest him today but it’s one of those things that happens in training and we had a few out today but I think he’ll be all right, he’ll be fine.”
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