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Solskjaer sets sights on first final with Man Utd after West Ham win


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Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said his side desires to go all the way to the FA Cup final after beating West Ham in the fifth round last night.

The Reds who were coming from a last-gasp disappointing 3-3 draw against Everton on Saturday were almost taken to the shootout by the Hammers but Scott McTominay’s seventh minute of extra-time goal saved the home side.

Solskjaer’s men are now two games away from a first FA Cup final under and silverware under the Norwegian who said that they “want to challenge… to the final”.

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“I felt we dominated. I thought we were in complete control of the first half,” he said. “In the second half, it became more of a game. When it’s only 1-0 and we are wasteful, anything can happen to us – we knew that from the last game [Everton]. It’s just about finishing the game off but we’re through. We’re in the hat and that’s what we wanted.

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“I think we got about 15 to 17 shots in the end but we need to be more clinical. We should’ve finished the game off earlier and finished in 90 minutes but sometimes it doesn’t happen.

“We needed to have a good result and a good feeling today because we were low after the Everton game. It’s hard to take but they were really focused and did the job.

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“Of course you want to win every game. We want to challenge and we want to go to the final. That’s what we’re here at Manchester United for. Sometimes you’re lucky with draws in the cup – we haven’t been that lucky – but obviously, we move another step closer to the final,” he told BBC Sport.