Champions League quarter-final draw: Solskjaer speaks on Man United’s opponent
Mar 16 2019
United's tie against Barcelona means interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær will enjoy another trip to the Nou Camp, where he scored the victor in their 1999 Champions League final win over Bayern Munich. He (Lukaku) has had a sore foot this week.
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. "He's kept nine [clean sheets] in the last 11 games, or something like that, in the FA Cup so that's fantastic".
Former midfielder Scholes had signed an initial 18-month deal, but resigned by text on Thursday according to club owner Abdallah Lemsagam following a six-game winless run. "Phil Jones is back so we're looking stronger".
Arsenal inflicted a first league defeat on Solskjaer on Sunday to leapfrog their opponents and leave United two points adrift of fourth spot in the race for a place in next season's Champions League.
'We want these games against the biggest clubs and the biggest teams.
Both teams have glorious histories of attacking football and full trophy rooms.
It would also be the first time they have played at the "new" Wembley in a cup competition since it was rebuilt in 2007. But while the careers of Lionel Messi and Scott McTominay have few other parallels and Barca will be clear favourites, this United team have big hearts and the kind of spirit that saw the treble won in Camp Nou 20 years ago.
Wolves were able to gain a draw against Manchester United in their previous meeting this term, 1-1, at Old Trafford.
But the fixture has been reversed so that the Spanish giants will be away for the first match.
"And the FA Cup is a really important trophy and it's a massive match coming up this Saturday at Wolves, but we'll go there and give everything we've got".
"Any team can beat anyone of the eight". "There's so many variables and these games will be decided by margins".
British Transport Police are deploying extra patrols at Wolverhampton station and on trains to and from Manchester in anticipation of Manchester United arriving at Molineux on Saturday.