Solskjaer Reveals He Used Ronaldo And Rooney To Motivate His Players For The Arsenal Game

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney wait on the substitutes bench.

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Manchester United ensured their progress into the 5th round of the FA Cup last night, and they did so in style.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took his side to the Emirates, looking for what would be his 8th win in a row, and he was pretty successful in doing so.

Despite not dominating Arsenal throughout the game, the visitors eventually came out 3-1 winners, with a goal from Alexis Sanchez against his former club being the cherry on the top.

Romelu Lukaku was the provider for the two opening goals, and Jesse Lingard managed to turn the turf into a dance floor after finding the back of the net.

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There is no stopping United with the form they are in right now, and their caretaker manager revealed that it took a little throwback to inspire his squad that much more for the big 4th round clash on Friday night.

Solskjaer mentioned how counter-attacking football was a must at the Emirates, and he showed the players proof of how it worked wonders here in the past.

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The caretaker manager stated: “It’s fantastic to go through in the cup. It’s one of the hardest games you can get. We’d worked hard at defending and counter-attacking.

“Counter-attacking is classic Manchester United – Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ji Sung-park – we’ve scored so many at Arsenal over the years.”

While the fans are flying high claiming they have found the old Manchester United back, Ole manages to keep his feet on the ground. He proved so by adding: It’s easy to get excited and talk about the future but we need to just keep working and think about the next game.”