Manchester United 1-0 West Ham: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises ‘low’ gamers for bouncing again

Manchester United 1-0 West Ham: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises ‘low’ gamers for bouncing again

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated he was happy together with his gamers’ mentality of their FA Cup fifth-round win in opposition to West Ham after “feeling low” following the draw with Everton.

Scott McTominay scored in further time to ship the Purple Devils into the quarter-finals.

And Solskjaer felt his gamers supplied the right response to conceding a late equaliser within the 3-3 draw with the Toffees on Saturday.

“We wanted to have a great outcome and a great feeling right this moment as a result of we had been low after the Everton sport,” he stated.

“That was onerous to take however they had been actually centered and did the job.”

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire stated he felt the gamers confirmed their power of character to bounce again from the Everton outcome.

“Final Saturday was powerful – particularly within the second half,” he stated.

“We confirmed nice spirit and a great mentality to return again and carry out. We all know it is a lengthy season and tonight was excellent. It is necessary to get by.”

On a bitterly chilly night time at Previous Trafford, the hosts got here closest to breaking the impasse inside 90 minutes when Lukasz Fabianski reacted rapidly to show the ball on to a put up after Victor Lindelof’s header had taken an enormous deflection off Craig Dawson.

Nevertheless, in a sport that included a historic concussion substitution – when Issa Diop was changed at half-time by Ryan Fredericks – McTominay had the ultimate phrase.

Following a break that took United from one penalty space to the opposite, Marcus Rashford – on his 250th United look – flicked a fragile move into McTominay’s path with the skin of his foot and the Scotland midfielder’s first-time end flew low into the online.

It means United have reached the final eight for a seventh consecutive yr as they bid to elevate the trophy for the primary time since 2016.

Powerful night time for Moyes

It was one other disappointing Previous Trafford night time for former United supervisor David Moyes.

Aside from throughout his personal ill-fated eight months in cost, it’s a floor he has by no means received at, both with Everton, Sunderland or West Ham.

Previous to kick-off, the Scot had a great chat with present boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and probably wished he had been granted the identical time afforded to the Norwegian, who’s trying to win a trophy after shedding 4 successive semi-finals.

Moyes’ hopes of stopping the hosts of their tracks had been badly affected by accidents that now threaten to derail what to this point has been a wonderful season.

The sight of Angelo Ogbonna hobbling down the tunnel together with his left boot eliminated, after being stood on by Anthony Martial, didn’t look nice, and the style of Diop’s exit suggests Moyes will likely be with out two central defenders for Monday’s encounter with Sheffield United.

With their solely orthodox striker, Michail Antonio, additionally lacking, West Ham by no means actually gained any momentum and weren’t helped by one more damage – this time to Antonio’s alternative Andriy Yarmolenko – early within the second half.

Stated Benrahma had the Hammers’ solely effort on course, however even when he had crushed Dean Henderson with a close-range header on the finish of additional time, it might nearly definitely have been disallowed for offside.

Telles makes most of alternative

A £13.6m summer time deadline-day signing from Porto, Alex Telles has been a little bit of a conundrum throughout his time at Previous Trafford to this point.

The Brazilian evidently has capacity – and a vicious left foot. However consistency has eluded him and with Luke Shaw in the very best type of his profession, Telles has been unable to drive his approach into Solskjaer’s staff regularly.

This was considered one of his higher all-round performances.

It was a Telles nook that created the possibility Fabianski stored out and it was his surging run and cut-back that Donny van de Beek badly miscued, drawing a pissed off slap at an promoting hoarding from the defender.

Telles additionally had a fierce shot blocked after which, with the sport coming into its closing 10 minutes, he curled over an excellent cross that Martial headed broad.

He was additionally first rate doing the defensive work he’s employed for, most notably displaying a wonderful flip of velocity to stop a menace on the house objective as he acquired again to rob Jarrod Bowen after Yarmolenko had despatched his team-mate by.

Telles didn’t reappear for further time as Solskjaer modified each his full-backs, however Telles may nonetheless be happy together with his contribution.

First concussion substitute

Issa Diop
Issa Diop (center left) did not return from the dressing room for the second half of the sport

This sport can have a spot in historical past after Diop grew to become English soccer’s first concussion substitute.

The French defender was launched instead himself after Ogbonna was compelled off with an ankle damage when he was caught on the comply with by by Martial, who had a shot blocked.

Diop clashed heads with Martial because the pair rose to compete for a header at a West Ham nook.

Each gamers acquired therapy and continued to half-time. However after an extra examination within the dressing room, in keeping with the adopted protocols, Diop was changed by Fredericks, with the guests reverting to a three-man defence.

“He was tremendous and I feel he’s tremendous,” stated Moyes. “However he had a bump on the pinnacle and we did not wish to take any possibilities.

“I hope there are not any issues. I do not assume there may be.”

Man Utd’s record-equalling run – the stats

  • Manchester United have received their final 9 house FA Cup matches, their joint-longest house successful run within the competitors, equalling their 9 consecutive house wins between 1908 and 1912.
  • West Ham have now been eradicated in every of their final 4 FA Cup ties in opposition to Manchester United, shedding in a distinct spherical every time: fourth spherical in 2002-03, third spherical in 2012-13, quarter-final in 2015-16 and fifth spherical in 2020-21.
  • Scott McTominay has scored seven targets in 30 appearances for Manchester United this season – as many as he scored in his 84 appearances in his first 4 seasons between 2016-17 and 2019-20.
  • Marcus Rashford registered his ninth help in all competitions for Manchester United this season, his finest return in a single marketing campaign for the membership and second solely to Bruno Fernandes for the Purple Devils in 2020-21 (11).
  • Aged 23 years and 101 days, Marcus Rashford grew to become the fourth youngest participant in Manchester United’s historical past to achieve 250 video games for the membership, behind solely Norman Whiteside (22 years 192 days), George Finest (22 years 199 days) and Ryan Giggs (22 years 301 days).
  • Each Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial performed their 250th matches for Man Utd in the identical sport tonight, solely the second time within the membership’s historical past that has occurred – the opposite event was additionally at house in opposition to West Ham, in August 1986 when each Mike Duxbury and Frank Stapleton did so.

What subsequent?

Manchester United are subsequent in motion at West Brom within the Premier League on Sunday, 14 February (14:00 GMT). West Ham entertain Sheffield United on Monday, 15 February (18:00 GMT).

Participant of the match

FabianskiLukasz Fabianski

West Ham United

  1. Squad quantity1Participant titleFabianski

  2. Squad quantity15Participant titleDawson

  3. Squad quantity31Participant titleJohnson

  4. Squad quantity28Participant titleSoucek

  5. Squad quantity3Participant titleCresswell

  6. Squad quantity41Participant titleRice

  7. Squad quantity5Participant titleCoufal

  8. Squad quantity16Participant titleNoble

  9. Squad quantity24Participant titleFredericks

  10. Squad quantity9Participant titleBenrahma

  11. Squad quantity21Participant titleOgbonna

  12. Squad quantity20Participant titleBowen

  13. Squad quantity18Participant titleFornals

  14. Squad quantity23Participant titleDiop

  15. Squad quantity45Participant titleOdubeko

  16. Squad quantity7Participant titleYarmolenko

  17. Squad quantity10Participant titleLanzini


Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 26Henderson
  • 29Wan-BissakaSubstituted forWilliamsat 90′minutes
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5Maguire
  • 27TellesSubstituted forShawat 90′minutes
  • 17Fred
  • 31MaticSubstituted forMcTominayat 73′minutes
  • 11GreenwoodSubstituted forCavaniat 86′minutes
  • 34van de BeekSubstituted forBruno Fernandesat 73′minutes
  • 10Rashford
  • 9Martial


  • 7Cavani
  • 13Grant
  • 18Bruno Fernandes
  • 19Diallo
  • 21James
  • 23Shaw
  • 33Williams
  • 38Tuanzebe
  • 39McTominay

West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fabianski
  • 5Coufal
  • 15Dawson
  • 21OgbonnaSubstituted forDiopat 16′minutesSubstituted forFredericksat 45′minutes
  • 3Cresswell
  • 16Noble
  • 41Rice
  • 20BowenSubstituted forJohnsonat 45′minutes
  • 28Soucek
  • 18FornalsSubstituted forBenrahmaat 88′minutes
  • 7YarmolenkoSubstituted forOdubekoat 54′minutesSubstituted forLanziniat 112′minutes


  • 4Balbuena
  • 9Benrahma
  • 10Lanzini
  • 14Alves
  • 23Diop
  • 24Fredericks
  • 31Johnson
  • 34Trott
  • 45Odubeko

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