Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Man Utd targeting top-three & FA Cup final - Romero

Man Utd targeting top-three & FA Cup final - Romero

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given an injury update on his squad as Manchester United prepare to face Wolves in the FA Cup quarter-finals this weekend.

Solskjaer said the 25-year-old was complaining of a "sore foot this week so he's being assessed, so hopefully he'll get through (the session) today" - comments soon followed by Martinez seemingly ruling the striker out. "To be honest and blunt, we weren't, we played well".

"We have a really good relationship with Manchester United". They're like defining moments.

"But we all feel quite confident that maybe it is a situation where every day, or every 24 hours, it can change a lot". "Obviously we've got a decision to make as to who is match fit".

It is a prestigious fixture and rich in nostalgia, which will serve up painful reminders of the lost finals of 2009 and 2011 and the lesson at the hands of Hristo Stoichkov and Romario in 1994, along with fonder memories of a Paul Scholes goal to win a semi-final in 2008 and a European Cup-Winners' Cup final in 1991.

According to Daily Mail, Lukaku will join the trio of Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata, who have previously been ruled out of the trip to Molineux on Saturday night.

Man Utd will be without Ashley Young due to suspension so Diogo Dalot could start at right-back against Wolves while Luke Shaw should keep his place at left-back as he's been virtually ever-present under Solskjaer in recent months. "He's not been on grass yet".

'I'm completely different to 99 per cent of managers, ' said Solskjaer.

"Yeah, I hope so", the caretaker boss said.

"He loves football so I'm sure he is doing everything he can (so that) when he comes back now, he's going to show his best side".

But with Manchester City due to play their quarter-final second leg against Tottenham at home in the same week, UEFA decided to make United host Barcelona in the first leg on 10 April, after stipulating in advance following advice from local authorities that United and City could not play at home on successive nights.

It was the first time Solskjaer had been defeated in a match in domestic competition, but the Norwegian was far from downhearted.

"The more games you win, the more confidence you breed, the more hunger there is in the players", Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday.

"We have played so much worse and won games and that's the unusual thing in football when you're a manager, you can look behind the result and say that was a good performance, we didn't get what we deserved".

"With VAR, even though for me it's a penalty, you could be unlucky and not get it and we could be out and no one would remember the PSG performance".

"It's so unusual, the Arsenal one. We are looking forward to this one".

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