Solskjaer reveals how he defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup

FA Cup By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 19/02/2019

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer how revealed how he defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup at the Stamford Bridge.

Solksjaer admits that he built the game around Paul Pogba in a bid to get the best out of the Frenchman.

Pogba assisted Ander Herrera to the first goal and before the end of the first half the Manchester United youth product got the second for the visitors, the World Cup winning star has now been directly involved in 15 goals since Solskjaer took charge.

Pogba has been given more freedom to attack following the injury to  Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard.

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"We know he's one of the best attacking midfielders in the world, he's got the vision, the player view," said Solskjaer.

"The cross for Ander's goal was fantastic, then again he plays it out to Marcus (Rashford) and the way he gets into the box.

"We've had a couple of good days of training," the manager added.

"Of course, you want him to see space, and find space. Ander was allowed more freedom to roam forward, lately he's been asked to sit. Today we needed more arrivals in the box because of Marcus [Rashford] and Rom [Lukaku] being wider as well.

"He (Pogba) had a tough game against PSG, but I thought he was probably our best player - he had two or three players around him all the time.

"It was a great response. Of course, he's playing against one of the best defensive midfielders in the world with N'Golo Kante next to him, I thought today he found the spaces. He was fantastic."

Up next for Manchester United is the Premier League clash with Liverpool at the Old Trafford on Sunday.