Odion Ighalo and his Manchester United teammates will face Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Emirates FA Cup, following Sunday evening’s draw.
Ighalo as instrumental as the Reds reached the last four of the world’s oldest knockout football competition for a 30th time – a record jointly held with Arsenal – by beating Norwich City 2-1 after extra-time at Carrow Road on Saturday evening.
Ross Barkley provided Chelsea with the only goal that sent the Nigerian duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho as well as their Leicester City teammates out of this season’s FA Cup.
Hopefully, Ighalo with more goals will avenge on behalf of his compatriots.
In the earlier rounds, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 at Old Trafford in a replay after drawing 0-0 at Molineux before trouncing Tranmere Rovers 6-0 and defeating Derby County 3-0, both away from home.
United have played Chelsea 16 times in the FA Cup to date, including the 1994 final triumph and the 2007 and 2018 finals in which the West London club were victorious.
The overall record is nine wins to the Reds and five to the Blues with two draws.
Meanwhile, Arsenal will meet Manchester City or Newcastle United in the other tie, with both games being played at Wembley Stadium on the weekend of Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July.