Solskjaer hails ‘brilliant’ Man Utd for showing bouncebackability

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed his Manchester United players for bouncing back from their first loss under him to beat Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday.

First-half goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba, who was fantastic on the night, saw United beat Maurizio Sarri’s men 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

The Red Devils enjoyed an 11-game unbeaten start under Solskjaer before defeat to Paris Saint-Germain last week.

A seventh win from seven away games since the Norwegian’s appointment on December 19, in place of Jose Mourinho, was the ideal response.

Solskjaer said: “You want to see a reaction. There’s a balance between being too eager after losing a game, so this was brilliant.

“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.”

The 12-time winners next face Premier League Wolves in the last eight, with neighbours Manchester City going to Championship Swansea.

Watford host Crystal Palace and Millwall host Brighton.

The ties will be played over the weekend of March 16 and 17.


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