Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed that the unfair scheduling of the game favoured Chelsea than United.
“Chelsea had an extra 48 hours, that’s just a fact but it’s no excuse, I can’t use excuses. It is what it is, we would rather have the semi to play than not, I won’t make a fuss out of that,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the BBC after the Chelsea game.
“Of course, coming in at half-time with a goal after that long lay off was a big blow for us. We lost concentration and that was disappointing. You know Olivier Giroud’s movement, you know he goes to the near post and we should defend that better. We are a little too late in those situations.
“The second goal was very avoidable,” he added.
The Blues scored three goals past David De Gea with Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount on target and Antonio Rudiger forcing Harry Maguire to net an own goal. Bruno Fernandes netted United’s only goal of the game from twelve yards.