Solskjaer hails response as Reds set up Wolves date
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised his Manchester United players for bouncing back with a 2-0 FA Cup win at Chelsea last night.
United had last week struggled when losing 2-0 in the Champions League at home to Paris Saint-Germain, but were back to winning ways as they set up a quarter-final showdown away at Wolves.
Chelsea were convincingly outclassed by United, who impressively responded to their first defeat under Solskjaer, thanks to first-half headers from Ander Herrera and then Paul Pogba.
Solskjaer said: ‘You want to see a reaction.
There’s a balance between being too eager after losing a game, so this was brilliant.
‘(Pogba) had a tough game against PSG, but he was probably our best player then.
(This) was a great response, playing against one of the best defensive midfielders in the world with (N’Golo) Kante next to him.
‘The cross for Ander’s goal was fantastic.
Then the way he plays the ball out to Marcus and gets into the box for the second was fantastic, too.
‘We lost the (FA Cup) final to Chelsea last year.
My last game was a loss to Chelsea in the (2007) FA Cup final.
We want to get to the final.
It’ll be a tough away game against Wolves.
‘We’ve got to build on the positives.
We play Liverpool next week, but Chelsea, Arsenal and us will fight for that fourth position (in the Premier League).
This was about getting through to the next round.’