Solskjaer is hoping United will be fresh for the match against City, adding: “Well, you have two teams who want to get to the final.
“We’ve had four days now after Villa so, hopefully, we’ve got more fresh legs.
“It’s a difficult season, but I think we’ll benefit from the rotation we’ve made.
“I thought it was going to be important anyway this season, having fresh legs. You could see that with City against Chelsea: the amount of fresh legs, intensity and sharpness, after the break, they had.
“It showed, and that was a quality game – physically, one of the more intense games there’s been in the league this season.
“I don’t think that’s a surprise there because they had a few extra days to prepare for that one.