May 7, 2021

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Ole fumes at always getting tough cup draws

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will rotate his squad when Manchester United face Liverpool in the FA Cup.

Having only last weekend met for the first time in a year, that tense 0-0 Premier League draw at Anfield will be swiftly followed by a fourth-round clash at an empty Old Trafford this Sunday.

Liverpool head into the tie wounded by Thursday’s shock 1-0 home defeat to Burnley, whereas United welcome Jurgen Klopp’s men top of the table thanks to their 2-1 victory at Fulham on Wednesday.

Solskjaer plans to lean on his squad players in the FA Cup, which provides the 1999 treble hero with another shot at his first trophy in the dugout.

“I think Aaron’s one of the best one-against-one defensive full-backs in the world,” Solskjaer said.

“I think he’s getting better and better on the ball, doesn’t give the ball away a lot.

“He’s not been asked to venture forward as much as earlier in his career. Last season was a learning one for him.

“We see Luke (Shaw) who’s two or three years older and he’s really hitting good form now. Aaron’s got the time ahead of him and we’ll give him time. In a year or two, you’ll see a top, top full-back there.”

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