Ashley Young has hailed Paul Pogba as a world-class midfielder but insists Manchester United's resurgence is not only down to the France star.

Pogba has thrived since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over as caretaker manager from Jose Mourinho and produced another match-winning display on Monday, setting up Ander Herrera's opener before scoring the second in the 2-0 FA Cup win at Chelsea.

The former Juventus man has been directly involved in 15 goals in just 12 appearances under Solskjaer, helping United to 11 wins and a draw in 13 matches across all competitions.

Young, though, says the whole squad is pulling together to help United progress.

"He's a world-class player - you don't win a World Cup for no reason," he said. "But it's not just about Paul, it's a team game and squad game.

"Everyone that started the game, everyone on the bench, the boys that came on [at Chelsea] were fantastic. Scott [McTominay] was only on for a few minutes but he did his job and played his part. When Andreas [Pereira] and Alexis [Sanchez] came on, they were fantastic as well.

"It's all competition for places and it keeps everyone on their toes. Every day in training you've got to be giving 100 per cent and everyone wants to be in the team. When you're winning games, everyone wants to be in that team and part of it."

United's win at Stamford Bridge came six days on from a 2-0 home defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League, their first loss since Solskjaer took charge.

Young was delighted with the response to that setback, especially with a Premier League match at home to Liverpool to come on Sunday, and was particularly pleased with the way they were able to exploit Chelsea's vulnerabilities.

"We knew Chelsea's weaknesses and we knew how we wanted to play the game and I think we did that superbly well from the start until the end," he said. It was magnificent and I think we had another gear to go. That says a lot about us bouncing back from midweek and getting a result. 

"The first 10, 15 minutes were a bit shaky but after that we stamped our authority on the game, got the first goal and we were on the front foot from then on.

"We scored two unbelievable goals. We had to defend as a team. We have been doing that: attacking as a team, defending as a team.

"It gives us all massive belief. Obviously, you will get confidence from winning games and that's exactly what we have done. We beat Tottenham away, and Arsenal away and now Chelsea away. We knew it would be tough, we had to be on the front foot, and we knew we would have to defend but it's a fantastic result for us."

United were draw away to Wolves in the FA Cup quarter-final, while Manchester City were pitted against Championship side Swansea City, and Young admits he had been expecting to face Pep Guardiola's side.

"I was surprised we didn't get City," he added. "That's what we were looking for, but you have to beat every team in the competition and that's what we'll do: go down there to beat them and get through to the semi-final."

Andy Robertson is wary of Manchester United, but said Liverpool's rivals should also be cautious of his team ahead of Sunday's blockbuster clash.

Jurgen Klopp's men make the trip to Old Trafford looking to return to the summit of the Premier League, which is topped by Manchester City on goal difference.

United have found form under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, rising into fourth in the table on the back of a nine-match unbeaten run in the league.

Robertson knows the challenge awaiting his team against United, but said Liverpool had stars of their own capable of causing problems.

"It's a big game against Manchester United, it's always big against them. It's a game in hand as well and we look forward to that," the left-back said after Liverpool's 0-0 Champions League draw with Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

"It's a huge game and they're a different team playing some really good football, I think we need to be wary of them but they know what they're coming up against and they need to be wary of us. It'll be a good game and one we can hopefully come out on top of.

"You look at their teamsheet or squad list and it's full of stars. They came to the party and they have a fantastic team. They've got people back from injury as well which always helps and they've got a strong squad as well.

"We know what we're coming up against and we need to stop their danger men but hopefully we've got enough to cause them problems as well to get the result that we need."

Liverpool were unable to find a breakthrough in the first leg of their last-16 tie against Bayern.

Robertson accepted his team did not deserve victory at Anfield, lamenting their struggles in the attacking third.

"A draw is a fair result and the tie is still alive," he said.

"On another day the lads in front of goal put it away or we make better decisions so you can't really put it down to anything. Maybe it's just somebody has rushed the shot or I or Trent [Alexander-Arnold] have rushed the cross or whatever.

"These things happen, especially in big games, so it's about trying to have a wee bit of composure and that's probably what we lacked in the first half.

"We had the chances to create and then in the second half we were probably better on the ball without really creating anything."

France coach Didier Deschamps saluted the resurgence of Anthony Martial at Manchester United and is certain the attacker has everything needed to be among the world's best players.

Martial joined United from Monaco in 2015 in a deal which could reportedly cost £58million and enjoyed a promising first season under Louis van Gaal, scoring 11 goals in 31 Premier League games and winning the Golden Boy award for the best under-21 player in Europe.

But after Van Gaal's exit, Martial seemed to regress under Jose Mourinho's guidance, finding himself in and out of the team in the Portuguese coach's first two seasons and his international career subsequently suffered, missing out on a spot in France's World Cup squad.

Martial looked set for the Old Trafford exit ahead of the current campaign, but he made himself indispensable in the first half of the season, scoring seven of his nine league goals under the former Chelsea boss.

And he has continued to look the part under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, much to the delight of Deschamps.

"It's always difficult to know what will happen, but all players can have periods when they are less successful on the pitch," Deschamps said at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco.

"It's certainly related to confidence. It can be related to the relationship they have with their coach. It happens every season, for all players.

"Anthony Martial is back playing at a very, very good level. He's often decisive. He had some physical problems too.

"He is a player who was with us at Euro 2016. He wasn't there for the World Cup, but he is one of the players we regularly follow.

"He is a young player who is growing in maturity, because he started very early at Manchester United and with the French team too.

"There are always difficult moments, but in terms of potential, he has everything you need to be at the highest level."

Romelu Lukaku is willing to adapt to different roles in order to win back his place as a regular starter at Manchester United.

Following his £75million arrival from Everton last season, Belgium international Lukaku was one of the first names on Jose Mourinho's team sheet, operating as a lone front man.

The 25-year-old's form dwindled this term and he has often operated as a substitute since caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Mourinho at the helm, the Norwegian opting for a more expansive attacking approach that has got the best out of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, among others.

But injuries suffered by Martial and Jesse Lingard during last week's Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain opened the door to Lukaku, who operated in a front two alongside Rashford as United dispatched Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to progress to the FA Cup quarter finals.

The midfield diamond deployed by Solskjaer placed an onus on Rashford and Lukaku to rove into wide areas – a task the hulking forward has previously excelled in for Everton and Belgium.

Asked what Solskjaer brings to United after a stunning run of 11 wins from 13 games, Lukaku simply told reporters: "We score more goals.

"I can play however the manager needs me to, if it's alone or with Marcus behind me or out wide. As long as the manager needs me, I'm ready to play.

"You just have to be professional and give it our best when your chance comes. That's my mindset and I'm just taking it a day at a time."

One United player whose stock is unquestionably on the rise is centre-back Victor Lindelof.

The Sweden international struggled in his debut season in the Premier League last time around but is an increasingly assured presence at the heart of the defence and impressed again versus Chelsea.

"I think he has adapted really well," Lukaku said. "Last year was a bit of an introduction year but now he's really settled in. He's improving a lot and hopefully he can keep going."

Leonardo Bonucci says he turned down the chance to sign for Real Madrid in order to return to Juventus.

Bonucci left Juve for fellow Serie A side AC Milan in 2017 but re-signed for the Italian champions after a single season with the Rossoneri.

Having previously claimed to have been a target for Manchester City, Bonucci earlier confirmed he was pursued by their Premier League rivals Manchester United before rejoining Juve.

And ahead of his side's Champions League last-16 first leg away to Atletico Madrid, Bonucci revealed the tournament's holders Real Madrid tried to sign him too.

"It is the truth: Madrid looked for me," Bonucci told AS. "It has been a pride and a pleasure to be in their sights, it means that I have worked well in these years.

"But the call of Juventus and the desire to return to feel at home took my heart to decide that the white and black colours suit me better."

Bonucci explained an illness suffered by one of his children, Matteo, was among his motivations to go back to Serie A champions Juve.

"I knew this decision would cause controversy but I know myself," he added. "I know how to respond in the field.

"How did my son Lorenzo react? He's happy because dad came home. Last year I was almost always in Milan and he could not see me. It was one of the reasons why I came back.

"It was a very tough five months, and I understood what my priorities were. Before, the desire to go far, to be a great player, led me to put football and family in the same place.

"I learned, thanks to Matteo, that I can live without football, but not without my family, my children. It is the ugliest thing that can happen to you, but luckily now everything is fine."

Juventus are on track to win an eighth consecutive Serie A title, with Massimiliano Allegri's side 13 points clear of Napoli, but Bonucci denies they are cruising.

"It is not as easy as it looks. The level of Italian football has improved," he said. "I'll be honest: there was a time when Juve were far above the others.

"You played against Napoli, Inter and Milan and felt that you were going to win without problems, now it is not like that. In the last two or three years especially Napoli were very close."

Juan Mata said Paul Pogba showed why he is one of the best players in the world during Manchester United's FA Cup victory over Chelsea.

Pogba scored one and set up the other as United eliminated FA Cup holders Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

After delivering the cross for Ander Herrera's 31st-minute opener, Pogba headed in a goal of his own on the stroke of half-time to give United their first win away at Chelsea since 2012.

United midfielder Mata heaped praise on his star team-mate, who has been involved in 15 goals (nine goals and six assists) since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December.

"He assisted the cross for the first goal, scored the second one," Mata said afterwards. "Even in the second half, 80, 85 minutes he was still defending, going forwards. He's very, very complete.

"He's got physique, he's got quality, he's got a pass, he can go box to box. He's one of the best. Today he showed why."

It was the perfect response from United, who suffered a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the opening leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie last week.

With United facing an uphill battle to reach the Champions League quarters in the absence of banned midfielder Pogba and sitting fourth in the Premier League, the FA Cup is viewed as the club's most realistic chance for silverware.

However, Mata said: "Obviously we had a difficult result against PSG, but we still believe we can come back.

"In the Premier League our main target is to get top four, after a very good run of results. One or two months ago it was pretty impossible to get where we are now, so we want to keep that position.

"And in the FA Cup we're close to Wembley. So hopefully we can go to Wembley again with all our fans, because it's a very nice feeling."

Before United head to Paris for their return fixture against PSG next month, they will host Premier League title contenders Liverpool on Sunday.

United are 14 points behind Liverpool, who can move above Manchester City with a draw or win at Old Trafford.

"It's one of those games we have in our calendar with a red spot waiting for it," Mata added. "It's one of the big ones and we want to win. We play at home and hopefully will be a very good day for us at Old Trafford."

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Paul Pogba is one of the best attacking midfielders in the world following his performance in the FA Cup fifth-round victory at Chelsea.

United star Pogba scored a goal and set up another as he was named man of the match in Monday's impressive 2-0 win away to Chelsea.

Pogba teed up Herrera for the opening goal in the 31st minute before the World Cup winner got on the scoresheet with a towering header on the stroke of half-time.

The 25-year-old, who was sent off against Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie, has been directly involved in 15 goals since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December – scoring nine goals and tallying six assists.

"He had a tough game against PSG but he was probably our best player then," Solskjaer told reporters. "He had two or three players around him all the time.

"Tonight [Monday] was a great response, playing against one of the best defensive midfielders in the world with [N'Golo] Kante next to him.

"We know he's one of the best attacking midfielders in the world. He has vision, so the cross for Ander's goal was fantastic.

"Then the way he plays the ball out to Marcus [Rashford] and gets into the box for the second was fantastic, too."

On telling Pogba to push wider on the pitch at Stamford Bridge, Solskjaer said: "You want him to see and find space. He and Ander were allowed more freedom to roam forward, and we needed more arrivals in the box with Marcus and Romelu [Lukaku] being a bit wider as well."

While Pogba was named the pick of the bunch, Herrera produced another fine display for Solskjaer's side.

Herrera has established himself as an ever-present in the starting XI and he earned praise from his Norwegian boss.

"His energy and tenaciousness is vital for us," Solskjaer said. "That's why he plays almost every game. He has loads of energy, covers the right-hand side, runs forward.

"Tonight you can't just praise one. It's 11 players, plus the subs. But Ander has done fantastic."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described Manchester United's FA Cup fifth-round win against Chelsea as "massive" following their loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

United's unbeaten run under caretaker manager Solskjaer was ended by PSG in the first leg of their last-16 tie last week but the Red Devils responded with a comfortable 2-0 away victory over Chelsea on Monday.

Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba guided United to their 11th win in 13 matches in all competitions following Solskjaer's appointment in December.

"Massive [result], of course," Solskjaer told reporters. "You want to see a reaction.

"The players have been brilliant in training. We were quite confident going into this game that we had found the right team selection and temperament.

"There's a balance between being too eager after losing a game, so today was brilliant."

Herrera opened the scoring just past the half-hour mark at Stamford Bridge, where Pogba added a second on the stroke of half-time as United – who lost to Chelsea in last season's FA Cup final – beat the Blues away from home for the first time since 2012.

With Wolves awaiting in the quarter-finals, Solskjaer added: "We lost the final to Chelsea last year. My last game was a loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup final. Last time we beat them in the Cup was 20 years ago, apparently. We want to get to the final.

"It'll be a tough away game against Wolves, but it seems like both we and our fans love the away games. It didn't feel like an away game with that support behind the goal."

United, who have only lost once since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho, are fourth in the Premier League and a point above sixth-placed Chelsea ahead of Sunday's visit of Liverpool.

Asked if United have gained a psychological advantage over Chelsea in the league following Monday's triumph, Solskjaer said: "We've got to build on the positives tonight. We play Liverpool next week, but Chelsea, Arsenal and us will fight for that fourth position.

"There are three good teams fighting for that one position. But this was about getting through to the next round."

Maurizio Sarri insists he is not worried about jeers and abuse directed at him from Chelsea fans, but is increasingly concerned by results after Monday's 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester United.

Chelsea initially looked the brighter of the two sides at Stamford Bridge, but United soon improved and were good value for the lead when Ander Herrera headed in a Paul Pogba cross in the 31st minute.

Pogba then got on the end of a Marcus Rashford delivery just before half-time, and although Chelsea piled forward in the second half, they never looked like clawing their way back.

It was Chelsea's third defeat in five matches across all competitions, heaping even more pressure on Sarri, who was the subject of jeers and explicit chants from some of the home support.

But Sarri says he is not worried about fan opinions or even being under pressure, just results.

"No, I was worried when I was in the second division in Italy, not now," he told reporters.

"I am worried about the result, not about the fans. I can understand the situation because the result wasn't good.

"We are out of the FA Cup so I can understand [fan reactions]. I am worried about our results."

Although results have been poor, there have been few media reports of player discontent at Chelsea, with most suggesting Sarri retains the backing his squad, something he also believes.

"I think so," he said when asked if the players are behind him. "I am not sure, but I think so.

"The situation with the players is really good for their relationship, but the relationship is not so important. It's important to play and get the results."

Sarri is adamant he is not giving talk of pressure much thought, reiterating that he is focusing on trying to improve things rather than the threat of losing his job.

"It [being given time by Chelsea's hierarchy] is not my problem, my problem is to work to improve in a few days, [show] more determination and aggressiveness, because we conceded the second goal without that," he said.

"It's very easy [to improve the mood]. If we can win three or four matches in a row, it will be easy. It's difficult to win five in a row."

Paul Pogba highlighted the importance of mutual trust between Manchester United's players and interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Monday's 2-0 FA Cup win at Chelsea.

United went into the match at Stamford Bridge on the back of a 2-0 defeat at home to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, seemingly dooming their European campaign.

With that losss came the pressure to bounce back immediately, though few would have been expectant given United's record of not winning any of their last nine games at Stamford Bridge.

But Solskjaer's men produced a solid performance to qualify for the FA Cup quarter-finals, with Ander Herrera and Pogba both scoring headers in the first half.

Injuries to key players Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard meant Solskjaer opted to change his formation, yet he still got a cohesive performance from his team.

"It's a beautiful win, from all the team," Pogba told BBC Sport. "It wasn't easy to get that win, but we did it and we are really pleased.

"Obviously, as I always say, we're Man United, we play to win trophies and he [Solskjaer] took this job because obviously he can do it.

"He trusts us, we trust him. We go for it [to win the FA Cup], you never know if you're going to win, but we go for it."

Herrera put in a tireless display in United's midfield and continued his good run of form, having become a key part of the team since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho.

But he was eager to put the focus on second-half substitutes Alexis Sanchez, Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay, paying tribute to the Chilean's feisty attitude after coming on.

"We knew how to play them, I played a more offensive role because we knew they were struggling in that part of the pitch," Herrera said.

"But I'd like to also speak about Alexis, Andreas and Scott, the way they came into the game. World class player, Alexis and the way he fought, this is Man United and this is what we want."

Manchester United will visit Wolves in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after cruising past Chelsea on Monday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were in ruthless form against the Blues at Stamford Bridge, first-half goals from Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba booking their spot in the last eight.

Manchester City, who thumped Newport County 4-1 on Saturday, will once again be on the road after being drawn away to Championship side Swansea City.

Watford host Crystal Palace in an all-Premier League affair, while Championship side Millwall host top-flight Brighton and Hove Albion.

The ties will be played between March 15 and 17.

Draw in full:

Swansea City v Manchester City

Watford v Crystal Palace

Wolves v Manchester United

Millwall v Brighton and Hove Albion

Manchester United provided a fine response to their Paris Saint-Germain defeat by beating Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to secure a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals. 

Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola insisted Maurizio Sarri needed more time to make changes at the club, comparing his situation to when Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City.

Sarri's side have fallen to sixth in the Premier League and the Italian is under growing pressure at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea's fifth-round FA Cup clash against Manchester United, Zola said there were also initial questions over Guardiola, who went trophy-less in his first season at City in 2016-17.

"How do you know that we are not making changes?" Zola told UK media.

"We are adjusting a few things but without changing where we want to go. The direction is always the same.

"Two years ago you were probably asking the same questions to Pep Guardiola. I do remember you asking him, 'Is that the case that you keep playing from the back?'

"And I remember the answers of Pep, saying, 'This is not in discussion, this is part of my game, I know I am going through this difficult moment, and I don't change it'."

Chelsea responded to their 6-0 humiliation at the hands of Guardiola's City by edging Malmo 2-1 in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.

Olivier Giroud, who was on the scoresheet in Sweden, said the Chelsea squad were still together.

"I think and I believe that it is the case that there's the criticism of the coach, but I haven't felt anything about them dropping the coach. I don't have much to say about that. We stick altogether, the staff and the team," the striker said.

"We want to look forward and be positive. That's it. We will work on the same path and the same targets."

Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rumoured interest in buying Manchester United is false according to a denial issued by one of his ministers in Saudi Arabia.

A report by The Sun claimed Bin Salman was readying a £3.8billion takeover bid – a deal that would give the Glazer family a huge £2.2bn profit on the club they controversially acquired for £790million in 2005.

A tweet from Turki Al-Shabanah, the minister for Saudi media, claimed a meeting had taken place between United representatives and the Gulf state's royal investment fund, but only to discuss a potential sponsorship tie-up.

"The news that Prince Mohammed bin Salman desires to acquire Manchester United is completely untrue news," Al-Shabanah's tweet read.

"The fact of the matter is that the club held a meeting with the public investment fund to discuss an advertisement sponsorship project.

"The Fund listened to the proposals as [it would] any other".

In October 2017, United agreed a strategic partnership in Saudi Arabia with the country's General Sports Authority (GSA).

The Red Devils also have a commercial partnership with Saudi Telecom and, at the time of the GSA deal, United's group managing director Richard Arnold said: "The club has a long-standing relationship with Saudi Arabia and has over five million passionate fans in the region.

"Having the chance to help shape the football industry in the Kingdom is a great honour and it is something where we believe we can make a big difference."

Alexis Sanchez still has many years left at the highest level and just needs goals to increase his confidence, Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists.

The Chile international has struggled badly to hit top form since his move from Arsenal last January, while injuries have limited his opportunities for regular runs in the starting line-up.

Sanchez came off the bench for the injured Jesse Lingard against Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on Tuesday, but again failed to impress as his side suffered a 2-0 defeat, after which Solskjaer suggested he could do nothing to help the forward out of his malaise.

With Lingard and Anthony Martial facing up to three weeks out, Sanchez could well be involved in Monday's FA Cup clash with Chelsea and next Sunday's Premier League showdown with Liverpool.

And Solskjaer insists the 30-year-old can still forge an impressive career at United, suggesting all he needs is a boost in self-belief.

"I think he's a very good player," he said. "He's very talented, but of course there's only so many things you can sit down and talk about and tweak.

"You saw against Fulham, when he gets his chance, he is so sharp in and around the ball, he wins the ball, his energy... if he could just get that goal, I'm sure that would release his confidence.

"That's what it's about when you go through periods when you don't perform up to your standard, because we know there is a very, very good player there. It's one of those things. You have that bottle of ketchup when it never comes, but when it suddenly comes, there's loads!

"He's still a young boy. He's a man of 30, but he can still play for many, many years. He's been here for a year; I've been here for two months with him and he's been injured for the first part of it, so it's unfair to just expect him to be at the top straight away. I'm sure we'll see the best of him before the end of the season."

United won 10 of their first 11 games under Solskjaer before the somewhat chastening defeat to PSG, a result that leaves the FA Cup as their most realistic hope of ending the season with a trophy.

Solskjaer hopes for a response at Stamford Bridge after admitting that some of his squad had their pride hurt by the loss to the Ligue 1 champions.

"I'm not going to say it's the last chance [for silverware] because we are going to go to Paris and give it a go [in the second leg]," he said. "But the chances of going through there are slimmer than before the game.

"Everyone loves to play an FA Cup final. It's one of the best memories I've got, playing at Wembley when we beat Newcastle United [in 1999].

"We need every player to perform to the best level. We are challenging to be top four, challenging against very, very good teams, so you need the players to step up now and you expect that at Manchester United at the end of the season. You always do well towards the end of the season.

"The players have had this little setback with the PSG game, maybe a reality check. There are quite a few heads there [where] their pride has been hurt. I'm sure they'll bounce back on Monday."

United beat Arsenal 3-1 away in the last round, a game in which Sanchez scored the opening goal and Romelu Lukaku, another forward struggling for form, earned two assists.

Solskjaer is looking for a similar impact against Chelsea if Lukaku is handed another chance to impress.

"Rom is a quick player and has physical presence, but we decided on Juan [Mata] and Alexis at half-time [against PSG]," he said. "But Rom gives us something else from Jesse and Anthony, so don't worry.

"He's made an impact before and he did really well with Alexis in the FA Cup in the last round, so let's see."

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