To produce a ‘good performance’ against West Ham in the FA Cup, Harry Maguire believes Manchester United bounced back from Everton’s last-minute equalizer at Old Trafford.
After Scott McTominay’s extra-time winner sealed a hard-fought triumph over Hammers on Tuesday night, the men of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Maguire believes the outcome is a testament to the ‘great spirit and mentality’ of the club but insists his side in the future must be more ‘clinical’.
In a historic game that saw Issa Diop become English football’s first concussion substitute, Maguire believes United produced a ‘good performance.’
‘It shows a’ they had a spell, but we dealt with it much better than at the weekend and we felt we got the win we deserved in the end,’ Maguire said to BBC Sport.
To come back here and perform, get our heads back up, great spirit and mentality.
‘We know it’s a long season and every three days there are games. It is the best thing to have a game in a few days when you are disappointed.
‘I thought it was good for the performance. We might have been a little bit more clinical.
‘It was tough last Saturday – especially in the second half. With the last kick, we were so disappointed to concede.
‘We showed great spirit to come back and perform and a good mentality. We know this is a long season and it was perfect tonight. Getting through it is important.
For a seventh successive year, the result will see United reach the last eight. However, for the first time since 2016, Solskjaer will be eager to see the club lift the trophy.
As for now, Manchester United will be back in action on Sunday, February 14, at West Brom in the Premier League.