Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised the professionalism of Edinson Cavani and Ander Herrera, who could both face their former clubs when Manchester United host Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford.
Cavani is PSG’s record goalscorer and hopes to appear against the Ligue 1 champions for the first time since leaving them last season, while Herrera is looking forward to his Threatre of Dreams return after departing in 2019.
In our pre-match interview, Ole reveals he keeps in touch with Ander and says Cavani is champing at the bit to face his former side, particularly on the back of his brilliant off-the-bench performance in the 3-2 victory over Southampton.
The boss also reflects on Monday night’s Emirates FA Cup third-round cup draw, which paired us against Watford, declaring his delight at being handed a home tie…
Firstly Ole, it’s a home draw in the FA Cup against Watford after a very busy spell of fixtures – is that the main thing, to be at home?
“I think so. In the FA Cup, you can get drawn away from home in every single round, like we were last season, and it adds to the load for the players, so to get a home draw is always good. We know Watford are in a good moment. We’ve got Jimmy [Garner] there and he’s played well for them this season. We’ve been following him.”
Is there still a bit of magic about the competition with Marine getting a home draw with Tottenham?
“Yes, it’s brilliant. The third round, for me, is the most fantastic round because anything can happen in the draw. Of course, we could have had an easier draw, but we’ll take a home one.”