Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is unconcerned by his side’s congested fixture schedule despite facing an FA Cup replay with Wolves this month.
The Premier League rivals will meet again this week after playing out a goalless draw at Molineux on Saturday evening, the result adding yet another fixture to a schedule that will already see Manchester United play five fixtures, including a two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City, before the end of the month.
While a number of Premier League managers have whinged about the pile-up of fixtures over the festive season, Solskjaer says he remains unconcerned about the prospect of a third-round replay and is confident in his squad’s ability to cope with the high volume of games.
“We do have enough games and we will probably play Wolves in the Europa League soon, but that’s what we’re in it for,” Solskjaer said, as per Sky Sports. “I would rather have a replay than go out.
“When I played we drew Burton away and they got us at Old Trafford, we beat them 5-0 but it’s great days out for them as well.
“It’s not just about the top teams having too many games. It’s about the draw and romance. We had nine games in 29 or 30 days in December so we might as well carry on.
“It’s the schedule we are in and have to accept it. I am full of praise for the players and how they cope with it.”