Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has epressed his excitement to play Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in the Emirates FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.
United booked their place in the last four with a 2-1 victory over Norwich City in extra-time to secure a fourth successive FA Cup clash against the Blues.
“We’ve had lots of games at Wembley against them and, of course, we’ve had quite a few cup games against them in the last couple of seasons as well,” Ole told MUTV
“They’re a team that will know a lot about us and they’re a team we know a lot about too. We’re looking forward to being at Wembley, any team who you draw there would be a top team anyway. I can’t wait, it’s been a while.”
United fans will be confident heading into the fixture as the Red Devils beat Chelsea 4-0 in their opening game of the Premier League season and have picked up two victories at Stamford Bridge since then, 2-1 in the Carabao Cup and 2-0 in the league in February.
Ole was asked if he was confident ahead of the fourth clash with the 2018 winners said “Yes, of course, we are. One, we’ve played quite a few good games against them lately and we know that we’re competitive and have done really well against them and two, we have some really good momentum, we are building that and we’re in good form.”
“The players are getting fitter and fitter and improving. The games are coming thick and fast and of course when you go to Wembley you know that a place in the final is at stake so we’re going to go for it.” He further stated
This will be the 17th time the clubs have met in the FA Cup, with United winning nine times, Chelsea on five occasions and there have been two draws.
By Leroy Hawkson | talksafrica.com