Solsjkaer after Reading win: "I am delighted that we are in the next round."


Mata celebrates. (Image: Reuters)

United made it five straight wins for Solskjaer since he replaced Jose Mourinho at the Old Trafford helm as caretaker manager. 


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is pleased to reach round four of the Emirates FA Cup but admitted it was tough for his side due to nine changes being made. 


Manchester United thrashed Reading 2-0 in the FA Cup third round as the Red Devils continued their winning streak under the interim boss.


Juan Mata broke the deadlock from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute before Romelu Lukaku increased the lead in first-half stoppage time - the Belgian’s 13th goal in his last 14 appearances in the competition. 


And, following the triumph, the Norwegian said as Manutd.com quoted: “It was a tough game, but 2-0 and a clean sheet [is good]. I made it tough for us because when you make nine changes it is never easy for a team that has never played together so I am delighted that we are in the next round. 


“We work together every single day and of course we know we need some fitness work and some work on relationships, but today I put a team together that has never played together and we are through so that is good.”



United play Spurs next in the Premier League at the Wembley stadium and Solskjær has called on his side to perform better against Maurcio Pochettino’s Lilywhites. 


“We have performed a lot better, but you can’t ask for fantasy football every time and with the changes I made you can’t expect it to have the same flow and rhythm we normally would.


“Some individual quality at times managed to get us through. We are going to have some days to recover and then train hard because we know that if that performance is repeated at Wembley against Spurs, we are not going to come back with a clean sheet and any points.”


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