Manchester United have named their team for this afternoon’s trip to Leicester in the FA Cup.
A win will put United into the semi-final, with Southampton, Chelsea and Manchester City already there after their wins this weekend.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke before the game about the routine of matches coming around quickly, and how it might benefit Leicester having had a full week off to prepare.
“I think if you manage to recover between and you get your rhythm then that’s the best way,” Solskjaer said. “If we are to end up successful this season, next season, in two years or in five years from now then you have to get used to playing 45/50 competitive games a season at least, that’s what it should be for a Man United player and consistently. If you have five, six, seven players who can do that then we can challenge for trophies. I like to play games… we can drip feed and rotate of course. Maybe Leicester and Brendan have had time to tactically think about things, but we just carry on… If you want an easy, comfortable life then you don’t play for Man United. You’ve got to be mentally strong and also physically strong and robust. To be successful you want to challenge yourself and these are the periods we want.”
Solskjaer spoke about how United faced Leicester in a crunch game at the end of last season, and picked up a win on that occasion. “That was a game that we needed a result in and we got it, so the lads know what we can do, but we have to turn up on the day. We know Leicester are in very, very good form. They’ve had some great results lately and we know we’re up against a good team.”
Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Telles, Matic, Fred, van de Beek, Pogba, Greenwood, Martial