FA Cup: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says semi-final schedule 'not fair'

United face Crystal Palace in the Premier League later on Thursday while Chelsea head into the encounter having beat Norwich City on Tuesday.

Reuters July 16, 2020 11:02:54 IST
FA Cup: Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says semi-final schedule 'not fair'

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says it is unfair that Chelsea have 48 hours more to prepare for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final between the teams.

United face Crystal Palace in the Premier League later on Thursday while Chelsea head into the encounter having beat Norwich City on Tuesday.

“There is a concern that they’ve had 48 hours more rest and recovery than us. It’s not fair,” Solskjaer told reporters.

“We spoke about fair scheduling going into this restart. I have to think about Thursday. We have to win that one and then let’s pick up the pieces after that.”

However, Solskjaer said his team were in good shape to deal with the upcoming schedule.

“The next two weeks will be hectic, but we’re very fit. Our lads haven’t felt as fit as this for years,” he added.

Updated Date:

also read

Fabio Cannavaro appointed as manager of Serie B side Benevento
Football

Fabio Cannavaro appointed as manager of Serie B side Benevento

Fabio Cannavaro return to managerial role after a year with Serie B side Benevento as the former Italian defender has been out of job since quitting Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande in September 2021.

Pitch-invading fans face ban from Premier League games
Football

Pitch-invading fans face ban from Premier League games

Pitch-invading fans will be slapped with at least a year of ban from English Premier League clubs' home and away matches, agreed the clubs.

Premier League: Haaland, Foden hat-tricks help City thrash United in Manchester derby, close in on Arsenal
Football

Premier League: Haaland, Foden hat-tricks help City thrash United in Manchester derby, close in on Arsenal

Defending champions Manchester City moved within a point of leaders Arsenal following their crushing 6-3 win over Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.