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Solskjaer hails Manchester United’s ‘fantastic’ performance

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with his side’s performance after watching them progress to the FA Cup quarter finals with a 2-0 win over Chelsea.

Manchester United made it 11 wins from 13 under Solskjaer, with Paul Pogba having a hand in both goals, as United knocked out the FA Cup holders in what was a repeat of last seasons final.

Immediately after the game, the quarter-final draw paired them with yet another Premier League side in Wolves, their third successive away day in the cup having beaten Arsenal in the fourth round at the Emirates, and Solskjaer was not expecting an easy progression to the semi-final stages.

“An away tie again after Arsenal and Chelsea but that’s it. We’ll have to do it the hard way, Wolves are a tough team to play against,” Solskjaer told the BBC.

Speaking about the performance against Chelsea, Solskjaer described it a ‘fantastic’, picking his midfield out for special praise.

“The performance tonight was fantastic, our tactics worked. We asked our midfielders to press higher and get into the box and it worked. The defending in the second half was fantastic,” he added.

“Chelsea are a good team, they have their way of playing but Juan Mata did a fantastic job on Jorginho and we were absolutely perfect defensively. We kept a clean sheet.

“It is a massive result. We had criticism after the PSG game and everyone did what we asked them tonight.”

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