Manchester United’s caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he is excited by the FA Cup challenge after the Red Devils were pitted against Arsenal for the fourth round of the competition. The Mancunian giants have been in splendid form under the guidance of the interim head coach and the recent triumph over Reading in the FA Cup third round saw them secure their fifth successive victory.
United have generally enjoyed a good record against the Gunners in all competitions and they managed to play out an exciting 2-2 draw during the recent league meeting at Old Trafford. As such, they should not hold fear with the opposition equally vulnerable at the back, though the Gunners have the home advantage to bank upon against Ole’s team.
The Red Devils are currently eight points behind the top-four positions in the standings and they face a potentially must-win game at Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend. United have been out powered by Spurs in each of the previous two meetings but they could have a minor advantage over the weekend with the hosts coming off a midweek game against Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final.