Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to drawing Chelsea in Carabao Cup fourth round

Manchester United will face Chelsea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup (Picture: Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has joked hes looking forward to loads of travelling at the end of next month after Manchester United were handed an away tie against Chelsea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Manchester United narrowly avoided the biggest upset of the competition as they scraped past Rochdale at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.

Mason Greenwoods strike was cancelled out by 16-year-old Rochdale full-back Luke Matheson in the 76th minute, but the Red Devils eventually prevailed over their League One opposition in a penalty shootout.

Immediately after the match, United learned that they will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to add to a busy run of away fixtures at the end of October and beginning of November.

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Asked for his reaction to the draw, Solskjaer told MUTV: If you want to win it then you have to beat the best.

We played them first game of the season this year, we played them in the FA Cup last year.

It slots nicely into a couple of weeks with loads of travelling!

United's fixtures at the end of October

Partizan Belgrade vs Manchester United (October 24)

Norwich vs Manchester United (October 27)

Bournemouth vs Manchester United (November 2)

Chelsea vs Manchester United (TBC)

The Norwegian added: Thats how it is and weve got to make the best out of it.

Im sure we are because thats the type of group this is, thats the type of club we are.

Were not gonna say, “Ahh!” – were going to relish it and look forward to it.

Chelsea put seven goals past Grimsby
Chelsea put seven goals past Grimsby (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was relieved to be handed a home tie against United after thumping Grimsby 7-1 on Wednesday night.

A big draw, pleased were at home. Well see, Lampard said after his sides Read More – Source