Solskjaer: Sanchez can only get better

Cole said: "Me personally, I've always believed he could be that because if you look at the French national team the way he plays there, they believe in him immensely".

Sixth-placed United have won all six league games since the Norwegian replaced Jose Mourinho to close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea from 11 points to three, but they are still 16 points behind league leaders Liverpool who have 60 points.

Solskjaer could extend this run to nine, ten and even eleven games, as his next three fixtures are Premier League clashes against Burnley, Leicester City and Fulham respectively - all winnable games. It's always attractive to win.

The Norwegian has won his opening eight games as caretaker, with United having never fallen behind under him yet his status now remains as the temporary No 1.

"Now, we're thinking about the next game which is Burnley".

Solskjaer played his squad recordings of some of United's best counter attacking goals against Arsenal in the build up to the fourth round tie at the Emirates and the tactic worked again as the Norwegian's side won 3-1 to extend his ideal start as caretaker manager.

"Also, we needed to change different players to play at centre-back". Even Nemanja Matic is allowed to shoot.

"Attacking players can feel free". However, they have now learnt to dominate possession once again and to calmly play the ball around the opposition's half, minimising the amount of times they have to defend in their own half.

"Obviously, we kept in touch when I was down in Cardiff and now at Molde". The visitors have conceded 22 times on their travels this term, and if they go behind early, Dyche will be forced to adopt a more attacking approach.

"We played much better than the result shows". It was what we wanted before we began the season, this is a club that needs to win trophies.

'From Tottenham to Arsenal the way we improved the structure, the way the ideas, we get to know each other more and they get to know me and what I want from the team.

The Manchester United midfielder was stripped of the club's vice captaincy under former boss Jose Mourinho.

'I love it, ' he said.

"You could see the ideas, the understanding, players wanting to play for him so I'm not surprised at all that he's had a big effect". In this moment we had the possibility to grow and to win, but these injuries - especially the one to Koscielny - didn't help us because our rhythm went down.

  • Angelo Rivera