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Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace in the Premier League game at Selhurst Park on Thursday less than three days before the Wembley semifinal clash on Sunday, while Chelsea will have had five days’ rest from the win over Norwich on Tuesday.
Before beating Palace 2-0, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that Chelsea have the advantage due to the extra two days rest.
However, after beating Palace to extend Manchester United’s unbeaten run to 18 games, Solskjaer has revealed that his players are fit ahead of Sunday.
“We’re fine, we’re fit and the players are raring to go, want to play again,” Solskjaer told a news conference.
“Of course, anyone can hold their hands up at any moment and say, ‘I want to sit out this one’.
“We’ve got players on the bench desperate to join in, but it was forced with Brandon [Williams] and Luke [Shaw] not being available today.
“Timothy [Fosu-Mensah] did great and Scott [McTominay] has been fantastic. He took a shift for Nemanja [Matic].
“We’ve got the players who’ve had the chance over this period to take players off, being three goals up in many games after 60 minutes. We’ve been fortunate in that respect.”