August 5, 2021

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Ole impressed with United showing against Liverpool

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on his Manchester United players after they edged past Liverpool in a five-goal thriller at Old Trafford.

This FA Cup tie proved to be miles better than last weekend’s Premier League meeting. Each side went for the win from the off as it proved to be a fantastic end to end game.

Speaking post-match with BBC Sport, Solskjaer lauded his side’s showing against Liverpool:

“Brilliant – you know when you go a goal, down the reaction of everyone was really good. We played some really good stuff, good goals, we have to defend well against them and we managed to react well and of course, towards the end, there were some moments but we kept them away.

“Great goal, good free-kick. When you leave [Fernandes] out like I did today, he stayed about 45 minutes after training yesterday shooting free kicks so I was pretty confident he could score one if he got the chance. He’s never happy with me when I tell him to go inside after training when he’s playing the next day so he got some practice yesterday.

“Marcus [Rashford] has played up front, down the right and left and we felt if we could switch the ball early today we could attack them because Liverpool defend on the front foot so we have to be quick on the ball, we did that well.”

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