"I still have pictures in my mind every January, the gaffer [Ferguson] with the stopwatch and he times us - all of those runs", Solskjaer recalled.
United's next match against Spurs at Wembley looks tough but United will head there on January 13 buoyed by just their third clean sheet of the Premier League campaign.
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"When they're here, they're good enough to play for Man United and you trust them, so I'm looking forward to tomorrow". They've all performed and as long as they perform, they should get a chance.
"They are playing good football, the players are happy to be playing like they are".
Rashford said: "Hard work was the key, we had to persist throughout the game".
Solskjaer is focusing on FA Cup progress against Reading, who are second from bottom of the Championship.
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"We are talking about one of the biggest clubs in the world in terms of everything, the players they have, the names they have".
Today's game appears a hiding to nothing, and yet O'Shea, now 37, is determined to make the most of what will nearly certainly be his last visit to his old home as a player.
"We wanted to make David happy because he was a little bit disappointed the last games".
Solskjaer has lifted the mood at Old Trafford with four straight wins. Many of them have played four games on the bounce and are feeling the Christmas period so there might be a couple of changes, or maybe a few more, but we're ready for Reading. You've had a new manager come in and bring in his signings, another comes in, a couple more signings, a couple more go out.
Liverpool fans are now unhappy with Dejan Lovren's performance throughout the encounter and they wouldn't mind seeing him leave Anfield this month.
It is believed that Solskjaer will also ask his players to spend more time with each other at the team hotel before away games.