Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks to the media ahead of the Europa League semi final first-leg vs AS Roma.
United’s only hopes of winning a trophy this season rely on success in Europe as Solskjaer’s side look to finally end their semi final hoodoo by reaching their first major final under the Norwegian manager.
United have only lost one of their last 12 games against Italian opponents in European competition (W8 D3), with the only defeat in this run coming at home to Juventus in the Uefa Champions League group stage in 2018-19.
Solskjaer is expected to give early team news for the meeting as well as reiterate his own desires to end the season by lifting a trophy. He will also be joined by a first-team player for the first section of the press conference.
Four youngsters train with first-team ahead of Roma tie
United have included four youngsters in their first-team training squad ahead of the first-leg of their Europa League semi final against AS Roma.
Summer signing Amad was pictured in the session after he shone for the U23s in a 4-2 win against Chelsea last Friday night, while fellow forwards Anthony Elanga and Shola Shoretire were also involved.
Hannibal Mejbri also took part in the training session, however he is not eligible to feature for United in European competition this season.
Mejbri, 18, is not eligible to be on the B list for the competition because he has not been at the club for two years yet so would have had to be named on the A list which was submitted back in February.
What to expect from today’s press conference
The main talking points ahead of today’s press conference.
- United vs Roma preview
- Europa League ambitions
- Early team news
- Anthony Martial injury latest
- Goalkeeper selection
- Semi-final hoodoo
- Roma fans’ posters about him
Luke Shaw will join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the press conference
Luke Shaw will be the player joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this afternoon.
He’s an open and honest talker, so it should be interesting to hear his thoughts.
Just a quick note the player has recently been speaking first before the manager, but it is not always broadcast on TV – so there might be a slight delay on those quotes.
What time does it start?
Solskjaer is due to speak from roughly 1pm BST – although there are occassional technical difficulties with these things so please do bare that in mind.
As it is Uefa competition he will also be joined by a member of his first-team squad.