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Solskjaer confirms worrying Lingard and Martial team news: Press Conference

Manchester United travel to Stamford Bridge on Monday evening as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims to continue his domestic unbeaten run Red Devil’s FA Cup fifth round with Chelsea.

Ahead of the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has faced the press.

Lingard and Martial injuries

I think they’ll be out for two to three weeks, and when you’re thinking it might be the time for some young players like Mason Greenwood he’s injured as well!

On young attacking options

We’ve got other forward options of course, but Angel and Chongy have been training with us this week so they could be involved.

On tasting defeat for the first time as caretaker boss

It’s a different feel. I hate losing games, and the lads hate losing games. But we need to dust ourselves down and react on Monday.

On contact with Ed Woodward

We speak almost daily if we don’t speak we keep in touch with all these gadgets nowadays but it’s nice to hear those words but now it’s onto the next game.

On contact news

I haven’t got any news from before but they are working on a few of the players and hopefully, we can announce that.

On week since PSG

Been back home actually, been to Norway, nice to see the family but it’s a different feel, of course, I hate losing games, the boys hate it, they’ve been down but there’s no point dwelling on it, there are big games on good teams coming up and we need to dust ourselves down. You’ve got to bounce back at this club, always have challenges and away against Chelsea is tough. Let’s make sure the next two days in training we’re ready on Monday. We know there was a spell against PSG, 7,8 10 mins we lost our way apart from that we weren’t too bad. Been back home actually, been to Norway, nice to see the family but it’s a different feel, of course, I hate losing games, the boys hate it, they’ve been down but there’s no point dwelling on it, there are big games on good teams coming up and we need to dust ourselves down. You’ve got to bounce back at this club, always have challenges and away against Chelsea is tough. Let’s make sure the next two days in training we’re ready on Monday. We know there was a spell against PSG, 7,8 10 mins we lost our way apart from that we weren’t too bad.

On the tactical approach

Tactics one thing you prepare for the games, need to see diff scenarios, players that you have, some might be injured, available, every opposition gives you a tactical challenge but you try to create a prob for them and maybe PSG was the first game that as a team they came differently from what they did before, 34-4 system, it’s always a different one but games mostly are decided by individual skills and not down to tactics.

On attacking choices

Chance for anyone who plays, Alexis, Romelu, Chongy or Angel, Anthony and Jesse have done really well for us, they’re vital but then again with Rom and Alexis, they’ve got different skill sets and will be able to show what they can do. So we just need to gel a team together for Monday.

On Chelsea tie

In 1999 we beat them down at Stamford Bridge to get to the final and then we beat Arsenal and Liverpool, we did it the hard way then and we will have to do it the hard way this year, looking forward to it.

On what to expect from Chelsea

Went to see them against City, City were clinical they have got some fantastic players, could have scored two or three in the First-half they could’ve been two or three up at Bournemouth, it’s those little things that decide games but they have been up and down but we are keen to play.

On transfer lessons from Di Maria

You wanna get the best out of your best players, it’s a challenge all the time, you don’t just put every single good player in their position, we need a system to start from, a couple of players to build your team around and might be different against Chelsea, let’s see.

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