Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United similarities to 1998/99

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United similarities to 1998/99

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has a foot problem and faces a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final clash at Wolverhampton Wanderers, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

But with Manchester City due to play their quarter-final second leg against Tottenham at home in the same week, UEFA chose 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.

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

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.

"It's not like we can look at the performance and say we were s--, because we weren't", he said on Friday before the expletive was erased for MUTV's broadcast.

Manchester United were drawn to be away first but Uefa have confirmed that Old Trafford will now host the first leg to avoid Manchester being the venue for two Champions League ties in the same week.

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

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

It would also be the first time they have played at the "new" Wembley in a cup competition since it was rebuilt in 2007.

Both clubs have global support, both boast players whose names begin with an "M" who've come through their youth system. Off it, the club should consider heeding a request from The Red Army group of vocal fans to give them the seats in "L" stand.

The first leg will be played at Old Trafford on April 10 before Man United travel to Barcelona on April 16.

'I could not be further away from thinking it's the best draw because it isn't, it is just the draw, ' insisted Klopp.

Midfield: Nemanja Matic made a successful return from injury during Man Utd's league defeat at Arsenal last weekend so he should retain his place in the holding role while Paul Pogba is expected to once again start in the middle of the park. And that follows an away match at Villarreal on April 2 and a seldom-easy-on-the-eye-or-the-ankles Catalan derby against Espanyol on March 30.

"There are so many variables and these games will be decided by margins". United have only reached this stage once in the post-Ferguson era.

The striker joins a list of Manchester United players on the sidelines.

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