United striker Lukaku a doubt for FA Cup quarter-final

Heather Diaz
March 16, 2019

The Spanish giants are one of the favourites to lift the trophy in Madrid in May but Solskjaer, who will return to the scene of his most famous United goal in the second leg at the Nou Camp on April 16, says the 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes is proof they can beat anyone.

The Manchester United interim manager suffered his first Premier League defeat last weekend after the Red Devils lost 2-0 to their top-four rivals Arsenal.

United would meet Liverpool in the semi-finals should both sides progress. "There's so many variables and these games will be decided by margins". Sometimes you can say that was a bad performance, but we won, then you are happy.

'We want these games against the biggest clubs and the biggest teams.

Juan Mata is also still out for Man Utd with a hamstring injury so Mason Greenwood will be hoping to overcome illness to force his way in to Solskjaer's squad if Lukaku is ruled out. They're like defining moments.

"But Wolves away, what a hard game that can be".

"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.

Don Goodman of Wolves beats Leeds goalkeeper Nigel Martyn to score the only goal as Wolves beat Leeds in the FA Cup Quarter Final
Don Goodman of Wolves beats Leeds goalkeeper Nigel Martyn to score the only goal as Wolves beat Leeds in the FA Cup Quarter Final

"We can go all the way, but you've got to be lucky and good". "We beat Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal back then, and you think you deserve a little bit of luck in the draw next time".

Solskjaer's former Old Trafford team-mate Paul Scholes quit his first managerial role at Oldham this week, just 31 days after taking charge of the League Two club.

It's good to be back, and these are heady times to be a Manchester United fan, times considered inconceivable in December when everyone was so despondent.

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.

"They've been training better this week so Jesse [Lingard] and Ander [Herrera] have been training".

"I'm probably completely different to 99 per cent of managers, as I prefer away last like we had against PSG (in the previous round)", Solskjaer said.

"I can't really comment on Gareth Bale or specific players because they're property of other clubs but we should look for quality players, definitely, and players who could improve us as a team", said Solskjaer.

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