Manchester United yesterday bounced back to winning ways with a two nil win over Chelsea to advance to the quarter finals of the FA cup and pile more pressure on under fire Blues manager Maurizio Sarri.
Ander Herrera opened the scoring for the Red Devils following Paul Pogba’s cross and minutes later, Pogba headed in Marcus Rashford cross to give United a two nil lead at the break.
Chelsea efforts to get a breakthrough in the second half were frustrated as United held on to secure their first win at the Bridge since 2012. United will play Wolves in the quarter finals while Manchester City will take on Swansea City.
United were better and appear to have been liberated by Solskjaer as much as Chelsea seem weighed down by Sarri’s dogma. His second half substitutions – the inevitable Ross Barkley-Mateo Kovacic switch, plus full-back Davide Zappacosta for Cesar Azpilicueta – bought equal parts mockery and outright disdain, with Callum Hudson-Odoi again imprisoned on the bench.
‘You don’t know what you’re doing,’ sang the locals, but that’s just the problem. He does. It’s just that what he is doing is increasingly unsuccessful and maddeningly repetitive. The same moves, born of the same principles, repeated endlessly with diminishing returns.
United focus now shifts to Sunday’s mega match against Liverpool while Chelsea will take on Manchester City on the same day in the Carabao Cup Final.