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CAVANI CRACKER Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targets first trophy as Manchester United boss after win at Everton

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Manchester United's Edinson Cavani scores their first goal Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill

Manchester United's Edinson Cavani scores their first goal Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill

Manchester United's Edinson Cavani scores their first goal Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sounded the rallying cry after his side were drawn against local rivals Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

A stunning goal from Edinson Cavani and a ate clincher Anthony Martial sealed a 2-0 win in a tight quarter-final against Everton at Goodison Park, with Solskjaer quick to suggest his side are a match for any side in the land with their potent forward line.

"We know that when we defend well we have players to win us the game, spirit in camp is good, winning gives energy and gives you a boost," he declared.

"A semi-final is sometimes worse than the final because it's the worst possible time to lose a game and go out of the competition.

"You never know what will happen in football, the first goal always changes games. As long as we were in the game I knew my substitutes could come on and make an impact, Luke [Shaw] has strength and power down the side so we tried to swap the dynamics of the game.

"Very good start the first 20-25 minutes we were excellent and should've been two or three goals up. They made a few good saves and then had a good spell just before half time but last 20 minutes or so we played well.

"It was cagey at times - there and back and flowing, attacking and defending but you're always confident if it opens up a bit with the pace we have.

"Cavani should've scored three in the first half but he is a top striker, movement, quality and the goal was excellent."

Solskjaer's captain Harry Maguire echoed his manager's views, as he suggested silverware is a much when you are playing for United.

"It was an excellent performance and we should have been out of sight, we had three or four great chances. We need to be more clinical," he said.

"Edinson Cavani's finish was excellent on his weak foot too. He's had an injury but it's good to have him back, he's been a top striker throughout his career.

"We are expected to win trophies. It's important to reach these big games but we have to start winning them and lift some trophies for this club. We controlled the game and fully deserved the win."

Tottenham will take on Brentford in the other semi-final, with the Carabao Cup final moved forward to the final week of April in the hope that fans can attend at Wembley.

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