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Solskjaer happy to progress in FA Cup but admits performance ‘wasn’t the best.’

Manchester United progressed to the fourth round of the FA after beating Reading 2-0 at Old Trafford earlier today.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made nine changes from the side that won 2-0 away to Newcastle on Wednesday night, with a penalty from Juan Mata and a tidy finish from Romelu Lukaku enough to seal victory over the Championship strugglers.

It’s now five consecutive wins from Solskjaer since he took over as caretaker boss following the sacking of Jose Mourinho and speaking after the game the Norwegian admitted his side had not been at their best, but that was to be expected considering the amount of changes he made to his starting XI.

“You can’t ask for more than going through but the way we played wasn’t the best. They controlled it in the first five minutes and we weren’t up too speed. But we made nine changes, so I made it hard for the boys because they hadn’t played together too much but we got the goals and managed to get through,” Solskjaer told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Next up for Manchester United is a tough away trip to Spurs in the Premier League.

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