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Solskjaer pleased with United’s display

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has waxed lyrical about his team’s counter-attacking display against Arsenal.

Solskjaer insists the Red Devils added another counter-attacking display to the history books in their encounters against the Gunners in Friday’s FA Cup fourth-round win.

United used the counter-attack to devastating effect at the Emirates Stadium and ran out 3-1 winners courtesy of goals from Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.

Solskjaer believes it was no coincidence that his game plan was successful, pointing to past examples, including the 2009 UEFA Champions League semi-final, as proof for his point.

“If you go through the history and the games we’ve played against Arsenal that’s how it is,” he told MUTV, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

“I remember a goal I scored in 1997 after we defended a corner – it went from Giggsy [Ryan Giggs] to Karel [Poborsky] to Andy [Cole] and into me.”

“Everyone knows about the classic Champions League goal [in 2009] with Ji [Park Ji-sung], Cristiano [Ronaldo] and Wayne [Rooney] running forward.”

“Wazza has scored a couple more like that, as has Ji, so the counter-attacking threat that we have is in our history against Arsenal.”