Ole's victory verdict
The boss gives his reaction to our FA Cup cracker against Liverpool, as United progress to the fifth round...
A substitute scores a late winner against Liverpool in the FA Cup... "Yeah, I know about that one from before. Great free kick by Bruno. It’s probably a fruition from all his practice. You know, when he doesn’t start a game. He stays out practicing. He practiced free kicks yesterday for at least half an hour, maybe 45 minutes. If he starts the day after the final training I always send him in, he’s never allowed to practice too much. Yesterday he stayed out and it worked." Great game... "I hope everyone enjoyed it. As a coach, you’re so focused on all the little details… Obviously, I could see lots of positives, even though we concede two goals." Mason maybe needed a goal. It was a super finish and possibly the pass of the season from Marcus as well? "I think you can ask Marcus about the boys on the bench, that they did a good job for him. If there was a crowd here, I don’t think he would have seen it himself. A fantastic contribution by the bench, shouting: 'switch, switch, switch'. He composed himself really well, Mason. It looked like it was going to bounce off for him. He had to wait for it with his right foot. It was a good finish, and I think there is more to Mason than what people think, that he’s only got a left-foot." And then he provided a great ball for Marcus as well. “Yeah. Same again with Marcus. Well done for composing yourself and slotting it in." At 2-2 it was anybody’s game, wasn’t it? "It was good that both teams wanted to go through. When both want to get a winner, it’s an open game, end to end. That’s what we said to the players: 'relax, drop your shoulder, enjoy yourself'. Hard work but you got to believe in it. If you got two choices, one positive one, one more neutral one, take the positive one. Always be brave and make the chore you think is the most positive one." I suppose all you can ask for is a home draw, and it’s already been drawn, getting West Ham. "I watched them against Doncaster yesterday. It’s going to be a tough game, again. But we’re at home, as you say. There’s been lots of travelling anyway this season so we’re happy and pleased to go though and looking forward to it." Nice having momentum going into these games every three or four days? "Another game on Wednesday night. No time to rest, no time to celebrate. When we leave the stadium it’s about recovering and getting your head on the next one."