Manchester United boss, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, has assessed his side’s 3-0 win over Brighton in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.
The Red Devils and their opponents met again for the second time in four days, having edged them 3-2 in the Premier League last Saturday.
The encounter went the way of Solskjaer’s men again, and the Norwegian had interesting things to say after the game.
He told the official Man United website, “It is never easy coming away against a Premier League team and they put a strong team out as well, and gave us a good game.
“I think the first 20 to 25 minutes was two teams needing a bit of confidence to get into the game. The rhythm wasn’t really there and it probably looked like a 0-0 draw and a penalty shootout. But then we had some good play.
“The first opening, Juan [Mata] made a great run to create the chance for Odion [Ighalo] and that could have been a goal. The 1-0 goal as well, it was marvellous work from Juan and a great delivery.”
Juan Mata provided all the inspiration United needed to win the match, as he scored a goal and bagged an assist, but special recognition should also be given to Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek and Paul Pogba, who were also instrumental to the win.