Manchester United endured a bad evening in the F.A cup semi final clash against Chelsea, which they lost 3–1.
Chelsea went ahead with an Oliver Giroud goal few minutes before half time, Mason Mount made it 2–0 immediately after the restart and Harry Maguire own-goal crowned a difficult evening for the Solskjaer's men.
Manchester United were in an excellent form, prior to this game, going on a 19 games unbeaten run before their loss in this match against Chelsea.
Manchester United were clear favorites before the game, they had an impressive start to the game in the first half before the goal, but they lost it all in the second half.
The question that would be on the minds of most Manchester United fans after this match would be, who was at fault for their loss? And they might have apportion blames to some players of the team.
But, in the post match conference of the Manchester United manager after the game, he made mention of Chelsea having extra two days to rest and prepare for the game. Although he said he doesn't want to use that as an excuse for the loss. But he is stylishly saying it might be one of the reasons why Chelsea won the game.
Chelsea played their last Premier League game against Norwich City on Tuesday 14 July, while Manchester United played theirs two days later against Crystal Palace.
Manchester United only had three days after a tough match against Crystal Palace, to prepare for another high profile game against Chelsea.
Chelsea had five days to prepare, after they played a relatively easy fixture against an already relegated Norwich City.
After the defeat, Manchester United will now concentrate on qualifying for the champions league next season, and also on the Europa League competition.
Chelsea will now face Arsenal in a London derby F.A cup finals on the 1st of August.
Will it be fair to say, Chelsea won because of the two days extra rest? Or it is just an excuse?
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