Maurizio Sarri has conceded there is a problem with his system at Chelsea but insists he is planning on staying at the club for "a long time". 

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."

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."

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 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."

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."

Paul Scholes would have no issues with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becoming Manchester United manager on a permanent basis, despite the disappointing Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain. 

United's 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Tuesday was their first since Solskjaer took over as caretaker boss in the wake of Jose Mourinho's departure, with the Norwegian guiding the Red Devils to 10 wins and a draw in his first 11 games at the helm. 

Second-half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe has left United with a mountain to climb in the second leg of the last-16 tie, but Scholes said there was no disgrace in losing to Thomas Tuchel's men. 

"I'd have no issues whatsoever [with Solskjaer getting the job]," the former England international told the Daily Mail.

"I know people will start to question because now because he's lost a game but that was PSG. That could happen to the most experienced manager in the world because PSG are a top team.

"I think for what he's done so far he definitely deserves a chance. 

"I always knew there was talent in that squad. I think everyone did. Ole has come in with a smile on his face, put his arm around the players - there so much talent in that team. He's given them freedom and you’ve seen the results."

Solskjaer will hope for a positive response to his first setback when United travel to Stamford Bridge on Monday to face Chelsea in the FA Cup. 

Scholes is wary of a response from the Blues, who will be playing their first home match since losing 6-0 at Manchester City, but is hoping his old club can make it through to the quarter-finals. 

"Ole will want to win something as manager of United," he said. "The FA Cup, after the result against PSG, could be the only thing they could win. 

"Chelsea look in trouble at the minute. Will they bounce back themselves? Ole will have to deal with that. 

"They’ll be disappointed. Chelsea will be looking for a big recovery. From what you read it doesn't look like a happy camp at the minute so hopefully United can take advantage of that." 

Gianfranco Zola insists teenage winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is not short of first-team opportunities at Chelsea.

Bayern Munich embarked upon a lengthy pursuit of the 18-year-old during the January transfer window and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has pledged to renew the club's interest at the end of the season.

Hudson-Odoi was reportedly set on a move to Bayern, seemingly placing an immediacy on the importance of him enjoying minutes for Maurizio Sarri's side.

But he was not in the matchday squad for last weekend's 6-0 thumping at Manchester City and was only granted a six-minute cameo in Thursday's 2-1 Europa League win at Malmo.

Manchester United are up next in the FA Cup on Monday and, speaking at a pre-match news conference, assistant first-team coach Zola defended Chelsea's use of Hudson-Odoi.

"Sorry but I disagree. He is always on the edge of the team," he said. "As soon as there is an opportunity he plays - sometimes from the beginning, sometimes he comes on like at Malmo.

"I think the manger is giving him plenty of reasons to make him feel involved and wanted

"There are not many 18-year-olds in Europe playing for top clubs who are playing as much. There might be one.

"He is a player that we appreciate and we believe has grown up and has a bright future at this club. Maurizio likes him. The whole coaching group likes him

"You need to understand he is surrounded by top players and you have to work hard to be better than them.

"We want to make sure that he plays and keeps improving. He can still do better than he's doing."

Gonzalo Higuain is set for his latest outing in a Chelsea shirt, having produced mixed results since joining on loan from Juventus.

The Argentina striker scored a brace in the 5-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield Town that came in between heavy defeats on the road at Bournemouth and City.

"He's settling well. The first game he was okay. It's four games I think he's played because there was also a cup game [against Sheffield Wednesday]. He's progressing very well.

"You can see he's a player that, when it comes to scoring goals, is very sharp. His physical condition is improving day by day and adapting to the rhythm of the Premier League will help him to be sharper

"He's in a good place and can be better."

Higuain's arrival has left Olivier Giroud down the pecking order at centre-forward but Zola praised the France international's goalscoring contribution at Malmo.

"I was very pleased for the goal that Olivier Giroud scored. He played very well in the second half," he added.

"When Higuain came it has left him a little bit out of the team. He is a player who works hard all the time and never complains.

"I was pleased to see him score and play well."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done "quite remarkable" work at Manchester United since taking charge, according to Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola.

United won 10 and drew one of their first 11 games under the caretaker manager before Tuesday's 2-0 Champions League defeat at home to Paris Saint-Germain.

Their improved form since the departure of Jose Mourinho in December has seen United overhaul Chelsea and Arsenal in the table and move into fourth place on 51 points.

They also claimed a 3-1 FA Cup win at Emirates Stadium last month and will now meet Chelsea at Stamford Bridge for a place in the quarter-finals.

Zola, who earned his coaching badges alongside Solskjaer, is happy to see the former striker having such a positive impact in a difficult job.

"I am pleased, first of all," he told a news conference. "That is the first feeling that I have. I know Ole, we did the course together and I am pleased to see him doing so well.

"I knew that United weren't going through a very good moment before, but I knew the value of the team and they were going to come back.

"What Ole has done in this small amount of time is quite remarkable. He was clever, he was always interested, and you can see when someone is focusing on what they do."

Despite the loss to PSG, Zola believes United's players are enjoying their football more, which makes them daunting opponents.

"It's a classic, it's a great game," he said. "They are in a good moment and it's the sort of challenge we need right now.

"You can see they are a team at the moment who are enjoying what they are doing. They are committed, they are working as a group.

"When you have this attitude and the qualities that they have it can only be good.

"The only thing you can say is they had a very good coach before and sometimes things don't work out. The value of the team wasn't in doubt before and it is not surprising now that they are doing what they are doing."

Chelsea have won the last four cup meetings between the two teams, including last season's final, but Zola admits he did not always enjoy playing against United under Alex Ferguson.

"I have fantastic memories of him – not when I played against his team – but respect, great respect for the person and the manager," he said.

"He used to like to mark me with [Gary] Neville all the time. It was not very pleasant for me. I didn't like it.

"It’s always been a fantastic game, very competitive. It's a game that both sets of supporters feel a lot."

Thibaut Courtois said he would relish the chance to play with former Chelsea team-mate and current Belgium colleague Eden Hazard at Real Madrid.

Hazard has been persistently linked with a move to Madrid and, with his contract set to expire in June 2020 and Chelsea struggling for a top-four finish this season, he could be an attractive target for the LaLiga club at the end of this campaign.

Courtois spent four years playing alongside Hazard at Stamford Bridge, winning the Premier League in 2015 and 2017, and they also reached the semi-finals of the World Cup together last year.

The goalkeeper claimed to be unaware of the situation regarding Hazard's future but revealed he would welcome a reunion at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"It would be nice, of course, but I cannot say much about it," he told VTM Nieuws.

"That is something he has to decide and what Madrid must decide if they want him, because I do not know that either.

"But Eden is a top player and also my buddy, so if he came here it would be fun, but he has to make his choices."

Asked whether he had spoken to Hazard about the possibility of a move, Courtois added: "No, occasionally we laugh at the fact that we like to play football together but that is something I do not interfere in.

"We will see at the end of the season what can happen but Eden is a fantastic football player."

Eden Hazard described former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as "special" but conceded his own style is more in line with present Blues coach Maurizio Sarri.

Belgium superstar Hazard won a Premier League title and EFL Cup under Mourinho during the Portuguese's second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard's relationship with Mourinho reportedly soured towards the end of his tenure, but the forward has spoken of a desire to play under the ex-Manchester United manager again.

Sarri has found his own position in the Chelsea post come under increasing scrutiny, particularly since the 6-0 battering at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday.

But Hazard accepts the way he plays suits the type of football the Italian wants.

Speaking to Chelsea's official website, Hazard said: "All the managers I've played for have given me something.

"From when I started with Claude Puel at Lille, to now with Maurizio Sarri. They all see football in different ways which is why I'm the player I am. They have all given me important advice.

"Jose Mourinho was special, but the way Sarri and [former Lille coach] Rudi Garcia like to play is more like my philosophy of football, but they've all given me a lot."

Hazard was a star turn in the Mourinho team that won the title in the 2014-15 campaign and he retains fond memories from that season.

"I won my first Premier League with Chelsea in 2014-15 and I was named PFA and FWA Player of the Year," he added. 

"It was the perfect season, with collective trophies and individual trophies. It was brilliant. Didier Drogba came back to Chelsea to help us, we won a lot of games, we won the League Cup and we scored a lot of goals. We really enjoyed ourselves and that's why we were champions.

"We were champions again in 2016-17. The feeling was the same but the way we won it was fantastic because at the start of the season we had some problems. 

"We lost against Arsenal and Liverpool and then completely changed the system. We went on an unbelievable run of winning games and at the end of the season you're just happy to win. 

"For the manager, Antonio Conte, it was special to win the title in his first season."

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