Reaction to United's FA Cup draw away at Leicester

Manchester United have been drawn away to Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The draw is preferable to facing Manchester City or Chelsea, but Leicester are a tough team to face especially away from home.

United drew 2-2 at Leicester in December after Jamie Vardy scored a late goal to cancel out Bruno Fernandes’ strike which had given us a second half lead.

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While a tough draw for United, it’s hardly a great draw for Leicester either. There was a mixed reaction from Foxes fans…

United had three home ties previous to this so it was inevitable our luck would run out on that front.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a good track record against Leicester, winning three games and drawing one.

Two of those victories have been away from home, and in all three wins, United have kept clean sheets.

United supporters were cautiously positive about the draw, noting that this is another top end of the league team United have been tied against, following previous wins over Liverpool and West Ham.

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Perhaps the biggest surprise was that Manchester City do not have an easy draw. They are up against a Premier League team for the first time and face Everton at Goodison Park.

There is a south-coast derby between Bournemouth and Southampton. The winner of this match would be the ideal opponents for United to draw in the semi-finals if we get through.

Chelsea face Sheffield United in the other quarter-final, with Thomas Tuchel looking for an early chance to win a trophy.

One step at a time, Solskjaer’s Manchester United are three games from silverware. As usual, we have not been given an easy path.

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