Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday night to progress to the quarter final of the FA Cup.
United were brilliant against Chelsea and Paul Pogba was impressive as he scored and provided the assist for Ander Herrera’s goal.
Herrera headed Pogba’s cross from the left to give Manchester United the lead in the first half and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed after the game that Herrera was given freedom to roam forward against Chelsea with Rashford and Romelu Lukaku playing wider.
“Well, we’ve had a couple of good days of training,” Solskjaer said.
“Of course, you want him to see space, and find space. Ander was allowed more freedom to roam forward, lately he’s been asked to sit. Today we needed more arrivals in the box because of Marcus [Rashford] and Rom [Lukaku] being wider as well.
Chelsea’s midfield had no answer to the forward runs of United’s midfielders with Pogba also scoring from a Rashford cross after arriving in the box from midfield.
United boss Solskjaer hailed Manchester United’s recovery from their 2-0 Champions League defeat to PSG last week as ‘massive’.
“Massive,” Solskjaer said of United’s win over Chelsea after losing to PSG last week. “Of course, you want to see a reaction and the players have been brilliant in training.
“We were quite confident before went into this game that we found the right team selection and the right temperament, because there’s a balance between being too eager after having lost a game so today was brilliant.”