Ole’s verdict on Cup progress
The boss discusses Rashford’s injury, the team’s performance and keeping clean sheets…
What can you tell us about Rashford? “He’s had trouble with the back lately but that is a different matter. Now, we have got a different one. I don’t think it is related but he had to come off. I can say we will do everything we can to see and try and get him fit for Sunday but I can’t promise we will manage. When you saw the draw you must have known it would be difficult. Delighted to make it through? “Yes definitely. Two clean sheets, dogged performances. Yes, we were criticised for not creating too many chances over there (Molineux) but we are delighted. They are a hard team to break down. We will see that again in a couple of weeks so this was a test before that. We created three or four big chances which you don’t really see that often against Wolverhampton.” Happy with another clean sheet? “Yes, definitely. They put us under pressure towards the end but they didn’t create that many clear cut opportunities. I can’t remember that many. Of course the goal they scored I thought it was a foul on Harry anyway. But I was delighted with the boys, we are through. There were some tired legs at the end but that is expected because we’ve had so many games in this period. We will get everyone recovered and recuperated for Sunday. Great finish from Juan Mata? “How about the run to get through. Speed! First half all great by Harry he doesn’t just clear it, we tried to play. He doesn’t find a pass but he turns and turns and Rashy makes a nuisance of himself, well done Anthony for timing it perfectly. II thought he had delayed it too long but great timing and then what a finish from Juan. We have seen him do that so many times in training. Delighted for him. I am delighted by his influence in the team at the moment. He has been absolutely top in the dressing room and around the place.” Tranmere or Watford away in the next round “We just have to focus on ourselves. We just have to go somewhere and try to win."