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Solskjaer pleased for debutant Chong: He lifted Man Utd crowd

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt Tahith Chong lifted the home support in his debut for their 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading.

Chong, 19, replaced Juan Mata in the 64th minute of United's 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading to become the 229th academy graduate to make their first-team bow for the club.

"He had two or three really good moments, as you do when you're young," Solskjaer said. "You don't run the game as a first performance for a 19-year-old.

"But he got the crowd going, and has shown one or two glimpses of what he can do, he has in training anyway. And the game wasn't won, it was 2-0 and was still go out there and perform. It's not like it was 4-0 and it's just a party, so he did well defensively as well and I think he'll remember this for a long, long time."

He added: "The pleasing thing is we're through and another clean sheet, 2-0 flatters us a bit because I think they played some great stuff, but then again we could have had three or four towards the end. The second goal was excellent with Alexis [Sanchez] getting Romelu [Lukaku] in, so individual quality managed to get us through, to be fair."

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