Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United have to rise to the challenge of a packed schedule if they are to finish the season on a successful note.
The last of the four FA Cup semi-finalists will be identified on Sunday, with the final quarter-final tie set to be played at the King Power Stadium. Leicester City will be playing hosts to Manchester United in the game, in what will be the marquee fixture of this stage of the competition.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side travel to the King Power Stadium looking to secure a route into the semi-finals of the FA Cup, fresh from their 1-0 win over AC Milan on Thursday night.
Paul Pogba made his return to first-team action after six weeks out through injury and he could be in line for a starting berth against the Foxes.
FA Cup success is very much on United’s mind after they were beaten by Chelsea in last year’s semi-final, with United fans keen to see a trophy lifted at the end of the season.
Four players – Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka – have racked up more than 40 appearances for United already this season, with the former three also featuring for their countries during the international breaks.
Leicester are winless in their last 13 meetings across all competitions since their famous 5-3 triumph in September 2014, and that is their only win in the last 25 editions of this fixture – a run which includes 19 defeats.
Man United have also won both of the previous FA Cup meetings between the two, although the most recent of those was all the way back in 1976.
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