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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reacted to Manchester United being drawn to face AC Milan in the Europa League round of 16.
The draw took place on Friday, and the first leg games will be played on March 11 while second leg fixtures will held on March 18.
Talking to press ahead of Chelsea clash on Sunday, Solskjaer was asked about the draw, to which he replied:
“It’s a nice birthday gift, isn’t it? To watch that draw! We do have the tradition of making it hard for ourselves in draws. It’s one of the those draws again that you feel could be a Champions League game.
“It’s good for us to have these games to look forward to. This team needs challenges, and we enjoy challenges, and we embrace them. The tradition and history of AC Milan, it’s a great club that we welcome and it’s a great stadium that we go to there, and we’re looking forward to it.
“Zlatan, of course, I’ve been so impressed, I’ve got to say, by how his career has gone. He had a career-threatening injury when he was here but came back from that and went to [the] MLS, then came back to Milan and has really lifted them.
“They’re on the up and have done really well this season. I’ve been so impressed by him, and Diogo we know. He went there to get some experience at a big club and he’s learned a lot. He’s played a lot more games this season, kept fit and, hopefully, we can give him some bother!”