Manchester United need ‘perfect performance’ at City, admits Solskjær

Manchester United need ‘perfect performance’ at City, admits Solskjær

Manchester City cruised into the last 16 of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win over Championship side Fulham at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The Championship side had a awful start after their captain Tim Ream was sent off in just the sixth minute of the match, conceding a penalty in the process that was converted by IIkay Gundogan.

Pep Guardiola has come under attack after aiming a dig at the home fans for not coming out in multitude to support Manchester City in their last FA Cup encounter against Fulham.

Despite his side facing lower league opposition, Guardiola admitted their was no lack of motivation to perform within his camp: "Our motivation was right, we started really well".

During the clash against Fulham on Sunday in FA Cup, Ilkay Gundogan took over the duty to take the penalty and successfully converted it. "[But] it's supposed to be a break and if it's going to help the clubs they need a break - it's up to Jurgen and Liverpool to make decisions".

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola won't hear criticism of his players after their struggling Premier League campaign this season.

"So we have to accept it and learn from that and be better to try to be close to them and still fighting to get better to finish second and to get better".

"A game with 11 against 11 would have been a tough, tough game but with 10 against 11 and after one or two goals it was easy in terms of not conceding chances, they defended well".

And specifically on Foden, Morrison said: "I think sometimes we forget his age".

Liverpool went out of the League Cup in December when a team fielding five debutants and an average age of 19 was beaten 5-0 by Aston Villa.

Asked about this Solskjær referred to how United did not defend the Cup as holders in 2000 because Sir Alex Ferguson chose to field his team in the Fifa Club World Championship.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has also called for an end to replays, while Brentford coach Thomas Frank said he would have done everything in his power to ensure his side's 1-0 defeat to Leicester on Saturday did not end in a draw.

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