“We had to block, we had to defend well. They made it hard for us. We needed it and thankfully we’ve got six days until the next one and that one day extra will help us.“
Solskjaer also hailed his side for their patience, saying: “It’s very warm. I think some of these hadn’t played since the Leicester game, so I think they needed a run-out.
“It was a good work-out. Of course, we’re through – that’s the main thing, the only thing really.
“It’s a good team, a well-organised team. They had the press and they had a game-plan.
“They had triggers where they jumped and they pressed us. Of course, they had a decent chance in the first half when they caught Fred on the ball. It was a good recovery from the lads.
“I knew they were going to be hard to break down. It was about patience and not making mistakes and not giving them opportunities that they don’t have to. Let them earn chances and we knew we would get chances.
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