Solskjaer: We looked more structured.

Updated: Jan 28, 2019

Eighth straight win for Solskjaer as interim manager.

Sanchez rounds Cech to open the scoring (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expressed his delight after Manchester United sealed a spot in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The Red Devils beat Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates stadium and the Norwegian said it’s “fantastic to go through” to the next round.

Alexis Sanchez returned to his former club to break the deadlock with a sublime finish before Jesse Lingard doubled the lead.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replied for the Gunners before half-time but substitute Anthony Martial wrapped up the win for the away side in the 82nd minute.

However, following the win on Friday night, the United boss told BBC Sport: "It's fantastic to go through in the cup. It's one of the hardest games you can get.


Solskjaer has now won eight from eight as United boss (Image: PA)

"I've had a [selection] headache since I came because the squad is full of good players. It's up to us to pick the right tactics and players. We need to rest a few as there's big games coming up. But we have fresh legs. 


"Today we looked more like a proper team. We looked more structured. We'd worked hard at defending and counter-attacking. Counter-attacking is classic Manchester United - Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ji Sung-park - we've scored so many at Arsenal over the years. 


"Today was a big step forward. It was a massive improvement from the Tottenham game. It's easy to get excited and talk about the future but we need to just keep working and think about the next game. 



"We had to dig deep. The attitude and work-rate was important. Towards the end it was comfortable but not during the 90 minutes."


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