League One Tranmere Rovers are ready to take on Man United in round 4 of the FA Cup after their 2-1 win over Watford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under immense pressure to win this game having recently lost his Premier League home game to Burnley 0-2 on Wednesday.
Tranmere are level with Millwall as being teams that have never featured in the Premier League but have eliminated 7 Premier League clubs from the FA tournament.
Should Tranmere win against Man United, they will have knocked out two Premier League clubs in a single campaign.
Tranmere took the lead against Watford with Emmanual Monthe scoring in the 36th minute of play sending the teams into the halftime break with Tranmere leading 1-0.
Kaylen Hinds came back to equalize for the visitors at the 68th minute of play sending the teams into extra time where Mullin headed in the winning goal for the Rovers sending them through to the fourth round of the FA Cup to face Manchester United.
This will be the first time the two sides meet since their last encounter during the 1976-77 League Cup second round in which Man United won 5-0.
With Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer not willing to meet Sporting Lisbon’s fee of £67million for Bruno Fernandes Norwegian striker Erling Haaland having rejected Man United’s in favour of joining Borussia Dortmund, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may find his job on the line if he is unable to sign any new players before the end of the transfer window.
With Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay all unavailable due to injuries, United may end up turning to sign loan deals in order to fill up their depleted ranks.
Ole wen ton to say the following gin regards to finding new signings for the squad:
“It is stretched but we’re getting players back after the break as well,” Solskjaer said. “So we will be better off for the break. But we’re still working on one or two things so let’s see if the club can get it over the line.”
Tranmere Rovers take on Manchester United on Sunday 26 January at Prenton Park in what may end up being the most important game in Ole’s career thus far.