Ole's verdict on West Ham win
See what the boss thought of our hard-fought victory over David Moyes's men...
You didn’t want 120 minutes ideally, but the most important thing obviously is to get the job done. “It doesn’t really by book or by crook maybe and that’s the main thing in the cup. We’re in the hat and we bounce back after the disappointment against Everton. That last goal could be a mental kick in the face and we’ve refocused and reset the heads and done really well.” After the Everton game you play 120 minutes and come away with a clean sheet. How important is that? “We’ve had clean sheets. If we look at our record, we’ve had quite a few clean sheets, in big games we’ve had lots of clean sheets and defended well. Yes, we conceded 11 goals in the first three games and that is going to be a bad on the conceded goals when you look at the table, so those 11 goals… We weren’t ready, we know that we weren’t ready. If we take them away, we’re not too bad. It was difficult to create clear-cut chances against a compact West Ham side “Especially in the second half, I thought we struggled. First half, we have two or three big moments. Mason [Greenwood] had one when Anthony [Martial] laid it off, Victor’s header that deflected, good save by the keeper. Alex [Telles] put a ball in for Donny [van de Beek] who couldn’t get a clean strike, so first half I think we dominated and controlled. Second half, not so happy with that one. After we scored, we should have scored two or three more, we’re too wasteful and we should have controlled the game more.” Talking about making an impact, Scott the matchwinner agains as he was in round three. “He’s a clinical striker, striker of the ball. He used to play as a striker, we know that and he finishes with authority. Like, “bang”, finish. No messing about. No safety. That’s something we got to learn from.” Seven goals from him from midfield, that’s a handy habit, isn’t it, for a midfielder? “For defensive midfielder. We’ll have to unleash him and release him forward because he’s a goal threat in the box and got a good strike on him.” Through to the quarter-finals again, would you ideally want all home ties? “Haha, it doesn’t matter at the moment with the fans. With the travelling, of course, it’s easier to be here at Old Trafford so please. A few days off or a few days to prepare? “We got a few days to prepare. We don’t play until Sunday. Those 120 minutes will steer us in good stead ready for Sunday. Norwegians conditions tonight, you’re used to it? “It was a cold one but the lads worked hard and deserved the win.”