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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Chelsea has been given an unfair advantage

independent: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit out at the “unfair” scheduling of Manchester United’s FA Cup semi-final on Sunday amid concern Chelsea have been handed an advantage.

United face Crystal Palace in a crucial Premier League game at Selhurst Park tonight knowing they will have had 48 hours less to prepare for their Wembley showdown than Chelsea, who beat Norwich 1-0 on Tuesday. And Solskjaer has raised questions about fixture scheduling.

“There is a concern, obviously, that they [Chelsea] will have had 48 hours’ more rest and recovery than us. It’s not fair,” the United manager said. “We spoke about a fair scheduling going into this restart and, of course, it isn’t. But I have to think about Thursday, winning that one [against Palace], focusing on that one, and then pick up the pieces.”

Solskjaer insisted he would not pick his team against Palace with Sunday’s game in mind, knowing wins from their final three league matches will guarantee qualification for next season’s Champions League.

Rest But the United manager has been considering giving Paul Pogba a rest and has a decision to make at left-back, with Luke Shaw struggling with a twisted ankle and Brandon Williams requiring six stitches to a cut around his left eye following the 2-2 draw against Southampton.

Solskjaer believes his side are far fitter now than they were towards the end of last season and expects his players to cope against Chelsea.

“It’s not going to be a problem and a concern for us, but 24 hours, 48 hours is a big difference at this time [of the season] so we’ve not been handed four aces, to put it that way, for the last two weeks,” he said.

“But we’re going to have to put on a poker face and play the cards well. The next two weeks will be hectic but we’re very fit – our lads have not felt as fit as this for years.” (© Daily Telegraph, London).

Source: Published by independent

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victor okonkwo
victor okonkwo
20 days ago

The judgement is fair, Chelsea is winning

Ezema oliver uchenna
Ezema oliver uchenna
20 days ago

That’s true

James Jeremiah
James Jeremiah
20 days ago

Ole has a point

Essien Abraham
Essien Abraham
20 days ago

This is an unfair match fixtures.

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
20 days ago

What Solskjaer is saying is very correct

Adeyemo abraham
Adeyemo abraham
20 days ago

What ole is saying is not correct.

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
20 days ago

Not only Man utd

tim cool
tim cool
20 days ago

Complain is not necessary

Ibeanusi chinonso Samuel
Ibeanusi chinonso Samuel
20 days ago

I love ur point u make

Uzoh pascal
Uzoh pascal
20 days ago

So it seems

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
20 days ago

You’re right boss

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
20 days ago

Ole is on point

Daniel Simon
Daniel Simon
20 days ago

this are games that differeniate the league

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
20 days ago

Is okay

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
20 days ago

Really

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
20 days ago

That’s true

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
20 days ago

it is really an unfair advantage

Israel Ekhosuehi
Israel Ekhosuehi
20 days ago

I agree

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
20 days ago

Honestly Chelsea has advantage.

Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
20 days ago

Very fair jugdement.

Ayomide Adanlawo
Ayomide Adanlawo
20 days ago

It is what it is

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
20 days ago

There is point in what Ole is saying

Blessing Igoni
Blessing Igoni
20 days ago

nice update

Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
Tersoo Jeremiah Iortsor
20 days ago

Solskjaer is right

Dike happy peter
Dike happy peter
20 days ago

That true

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
20 days ago

Very very unfair, ole is always right

Sakiru Ridwan Abolaji
Sakiru Ridwan Abolaji
20 days ago

his point is pointless

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
20 days ago

True talk

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
20 days ago

He’s very right

Osazuwa
Osazuwa
20 days ago

Stop complaining.

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
20 days ago

That’s true

Osazuwa
Osazuwa
20 days ago

On point.

Osazuwa
Osazuwa
20 days ago

Man u be focus

Osazuwa
Osazuwa
20 days ago

Well said ole

Osazuwa
Osazuwa
20 days ago

Chelsea is favoured.

Osazuwa
Osazuwa
20 days ago

It can happen to any team.

Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
20 days ago

It is unfair too ooo for Manchester United

Godwin osuya
Godwin osuya
20 days ago

Ole has a point

Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
Ayodele Joshua Oluwaseyi
20 days ago

Fact 💯💯💯

Ogunleye Michael Adetomiwa
Ogunleye Michael Adetomiwa
20 days ago

This is unfair.

Isaac Akusuk
Isaac Akusuk
20 days ago

Good luck Chelsea

Edem Effiom Effiwatt
Edem Effiom Effiwatt
20 days ago

The judgment is fair to me

Edidiong Udofa
Edidiong Udofa
20 days ago

he has a point

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
20 days ago

It is absolutely not fair

Amarachi
Amarachi
20 days ago

Really

Aremoh James Oyewole
Aremoh James Oyewole
20 days ago

Relax uncle

EMEKA NWANKWOALA
EMEKA NWANKWOALA
20 days ago

True comment.

godwin emetu
godwin emetu
20 days ago

Really unfair

mmuotoo chibuike peter
mmuotoo chibuike peter
20 days ago

Well who knows what will happen

Anthony Akoh
Anthony Akoh
20 days ago

Honestly,it is unfair..The fixture favors Chelsea