Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates his win against Chelsea.

Solskjaer thrilled with Reds' away form

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is delighted with Manchester United’s form on the road after Wednesday's 2-1 triumph over Chelsea made it three away wins from three.

After the triumph in the Carabao Cup fourth round, Ole praised his side's performance at Stamford Bridge and reserved some special recognition for Marcus Rashford, whose two goals in the capital ensured our name would be in the hat for the quarter-final draw on Thursday morning.

Scroll down to read what the manager said when speaking to MUTV and Sky Sports…

“It’s Cristiano-like, isn’t it? The boy has got nerves of steel, he takes the penalty no problem. Then he steps up and hits the ball like he does, no problem, and wins us the game. Fantastic! He always scores great goals, Marcus. He practises and today he got his reward.”


“Three away wins in a week when you haven’t won in a while. At least that talk about us not winning away from home is gone. The boys have been working hard and have never let the goals out of their sight. We know we’ve been close, we’ve been close quite a few times and we just haven’t managed to tip the margins our way. Now we have. That’s football, sometimes it goes for you, sometimes it goes against you. Tonight we’re happy and we just make sure we try to ride this wave for a bit longer until the international break.”

“He’s got a great mentality and a great character. I told him this morning ‘if we get a penalty, you take it. Just make your mind up where you’re going to put it and hit it as sweet as you like’.


“It’s a hard place to come and let’s make sure we win here when we come back in the league in February. It’s a great night tonight, now let’s just make sure we recover because we’re playing in the Saturday lunch-time kick-off. We need to get everyone working as hard as they can on the recovery. The staff are fantastic and we need to travel home and get ready.”

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“We’re playing football, it’s not basketball. Some of them are sore, but you should be absolutely down on your knees after a game of football, because it’s worth it when you win a game. They [Rashford and Maguire] are quick healers and let’s hope they’re ready for Saturday.”


“Results will give players confidence but when you give young lads like Brandon Williams the experience he got tonight - and the kid was again outstanding - it’s only going to help them. We know we’re not the finished product. We know we’re a work in progress and we just keep trying to improve. I think they players are learning. They’re getting new experiences. Of course we want to win every game. When you play for Man United you want to win every game. So for us you can tick this one off and we’re on to the next one. It’s Bournemouth away from home and that always proves to be a difficult game.”

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