Having steered his side to four semifinals, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to progress further than the last four in any cup competition as Manchester United manager, with his latest chance to end that hoodoo coming on Thursday.

Domestic progress has been made, with United in a strong position to finish second in the Premier League this season after coming sixth and third in the previous two campaigns. However, the trophy cabinet remains empty.

What is more frustrating for fans is United keep getting so close.

Whether it be the two League Cup semi-final defeats to Manchester City, the one to Chelsea in the FA Cup last year, or the last-four Europa League loss to Sevilla shortly after, United have found a way to stumble at the last under Solskjaer.

Victory over Granada in this season’s last eight has given Solskjaer a fifth opportunity to go all the way to the final, with AS Roma the latest…

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