LONDON: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Manchester United to be sharper in front of goal after just a 1-0 win over West Ham in the fifth round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer’s men played poorly in the fifth round at Old Trafford but Scott McTominay’s goal secured United’s seventh straight quarter-final.
The last time United won the FA Cup was in 2016 and McTominay’s third goal in three games allowed the tournament’s 13th title hunt to continue.
After the disappointment tied by Everton which hampered the competition for the English Premier League title, the victory over West Ham was able to cheer United again.
“When it was only 1-0 and we wasted a lot of chances, anything could happen to us. We learned from previous matches.
“I think we have 15 to 17 attempts but we need to be sharper. We should have finished the match earlier.
“We need to have better results and feelings today as our spirits fade after the Everton game.
“We want to challenge and we want to advance to the final. That’s why we are at Man United,” Solskjaer said.
Amad Diallo has been listed as a reserve player for the first time since the 18-year-old’s transfer from Atalanta last January.
In another match, Burnley thrashed Bournemouth 2-0 at Turf Moor thanks to goals from Sam Surridge and Junior Stanislas.