Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed his players following the 2-1 win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
A brace from Marcus Rashford helped United progress to the quarter-final at the expense of the hosts. Mitchy Batshuayi scored the consolation goal for Frank Lampard’s side in a match that United largely dominated to register a second win of the season against the Blues.
It was also a third successive away win for United in all competitions. The team had not won away from Old Trafford since early this year but have now made it three away wins in a trot in under one week.
Speaking on his team’s performance, the United great hailed the display of his troops saying they showcased fast following football like Manchester United should.
‘We’ve traveled a lot in the last week. We’ve got a good team spirit and camaraderie. It shows the character of the team. Today we were excellent, with fast-flowing football. That’s Manchester United. We’re trying to get back to that. We know we’re not the finished product, we’re a work in progress and keep trying to improve,” he said.
He went on to praise Rashford for the two goals and youngster Brandon Williams who has been on the rise since making his debut just over a month ago.
“Marcus has that strike in him. I’ve seen him in training so many times. When you give young lads the experience like Brandon Williams got tonight – and the kid was outstanding – it’s only going to help them,” he stated.