Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup in Monday evening, thanks to goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba. After the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for his players and the fans.
The performance was fantastic, the tactics worked. Obviously we asked Ander and Paul, our midfielders, next to Nemanja to go a bit higher up and get into the box more often, with Marcus and Romelu wider. So we worked [on it] and the defending in the second half, when we had to, was fantastic. Chris has been out two months and just played one game and he was brilliant.
It seems like our fans enjoy away games. It was a fantastic performance from them as well tonight. I’ve got to say sometimes you want a home game but when we’re away we’ve got the best support in the world.
United lost to PSG last week so the pressure was on to get a result against Chelsea. Solskjaer sung the praises of the players for responding so well to the first defeat during his time as manager.
Chelsea are a good team. They’ve got their way of playing, which is hard to play against. I thought, defensively, Juan did a fantastic job in between Jorginho and the two centre-backs. Defensively, we were absolutely perfect. With the ball, we could have done better and kept it more in the second half and controlled it but, then again, we kept a clean sheet.”
It’s an absolutely massive result. We had some criticism after the game against PSG as we didn’t create a lot. Today was a tough, tough game and I have to say everyone, down to a ‘t’, did everything we asked of them.