Manchester United have showcased yet another performance capable of overwhelming the supporters last night, hinting the revival which was earlier expected of them when Solskjær got appointed as the head coach last summer.
The FA Cup 5th round game against Derby County ended with a scoreline of 3-0, with the goals coming off Luke Shaw and Odion Ighalo.
Although the Mancunians were the favourites to win the Cup tie, a major share of eyes were on Wayne Rooney, as the star clashed against his former team last night.
Most certainly the heavy loss might have stung a bit for the 34-year-old, however, he understands the level difference as he praised the opposition’s ball handling following the final whistle.
The England international was positive even after the match, displaying great maturity and discipline, even praising his own teammates along with claiming that it was a good experience for the younger players on his side to be able to go up against a giant English League club.
Regardless, the former United forward was so close to ruining the opposition’s clean sheet when his brilliant free kick in the final minutes of the game was touched over by Sergio Romero.
“Sergio was not in a kind mood,” Rooney told BT Sport after the final whistle. “He could have let that one in. It would have been nice it wasn’t to be.”
With the victory in hand and the confidence it provided, the Mancunians go back to Premier League where they’re currently racing for a Champions League qualification spot, as they go up against their arch rivals Man City on Sunday.