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Solskjaer jokingly suggests Man Utd’s draws are fixed due to FA’s ‘hot and cold balls’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has joked about the FA Cup draw being fixed prior to Manchester United‘s 0-0 draw at Wolves on Saturday.

The Norwegian expressed his frustration at getting a tougher tie instead of an easier passage into the fourth round.

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His tongue in cheek comment saw him joke that it was the FA’s fault for using “hot and cold balls”.

He said: “First of all we blame the FA for hot and cold balls.

“Arsenal, Chelsea, Wolves away and Wolves away, they’re not going to make it easy for us.

“It’s the fourth time at Molineux already in my time and we haven’t won there. Liverpool lost there last season and Man City recently.

“We’ve got to play well, perform and go there positive because we want a reaction after a defeat at Arsenal. Everybody said it was a bad, bad performance but it was a good game between good teams.

“Wolves have quality, good players and a good manager. He’s had time, his way of playing, and his philosophy, and the players getting to know each other.

“They swap between 3-5-2 and 3-4-3 and seem to know every little detail which is a great place to be when you get the consistency he’s had. We’re up for a hard night at Molineux.”

They’ll have to face Wolves again in the replay, but eyes will be firmly on who the winners of that tie will get in Monday’s draw prior to Arsenal’s game against Leeds on the BBC.


Fans gave their reaction to Solskjaer suggesting that Manchester United’s draws are fixed due to FA’s ‘hot and cold balls’, some joked that he would get charged – see those tweets on the next page.


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