Romelu Lukaku to miss Manchester United's FA Cup tie with Wolves


Midfield: Nemanja Matic made a successful return from injury during Man Utd's league defeat at Arsenal last weekend so he should retain his place in the holding role while Paul Pogba is expected to once again start in the middle of the park.

'We want these games against the biggest clubs and the biggest teams.

Manchester United were drawn to be away first but Uefa have confirmed that Old Trafford will now host the first leg to avoid Manchester being the venue for two Champions League ties in the same week.

Wolves have not won the FA Cup since 1960.

If United make it past Barcelona they face a possible semi-final against Liverpool who, despite Jurgen Klopp's caution, will be expected to brush aside Porto as they did previous year. "There's so many variables and these games will be decided by margins".

Hammering Lyon on Wednesday saw Barca, who are now unbeaten in 30 home European games, reach the last eight for the 12th successive year.

"You're always measured on results, but we played a good game against Arsenal", he said. "So I don't agree with Gary Neville when he says that teams should go out of this and this to focus on that".

"At the moment, they feel that he can not be involved at the weekend".

"It's not like we can look at the performance and say we were s--, because we weren't", he said on Friday before the expletive was erased for MUTV's broadcast.

Don Goodman of Wolves beats Leeds goalkeeper Nigel Martyn to score the only goal as Wolves beat Leeds in the FA Cup Quarter Final
Don Goodman of Wolves beats Leeds goalkeeper Nigel Martyn to score the only goal as Wolves beat Leeds in the FA Cup Quarter Final

"We're not challenging to win the league this year but we are challenging for the other two trophies".

"The confidence in the players, it's sky high".

"We can go all the way, but you've got to be lucky and good".

"We have a really good relationship with Manchester United".

"This means football fans will notice extra patrols at Wolverhampton station throughout the day, and on train services to and from Manchester both before and after the game".

"He's probably got his reasons why he left".

While Lukaku may miss out, Phil Jones is back after five weeks out through illness, plus Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera have been training following hamstring issues.

Solskjaer overlooked a question relating to a recent report that Sanchez could move on and was hardly wholehearted when asked if United would one day see the best of him.

"The draw is just around the corner for the Champions League and we can't wait to find out who we'll play".

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