Man United boss Solskjaer ready for Roma reunion 
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Man United boss Solskjaer ready for Roma reunion 

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is aiming at ending the season on a high after his side reached the semi-finals of the Europa League. 

United progressed to the last four of this season's Europa League after beating Granada 2-0 home and away, 4-0 on aggregate. On Thursday, Edinson Cavani gave United the lead before Jesus Vallejo late in the game scored an own goal to help the Red Devils book a semi-final date with AS Roma. 

The Red Devils beat Roma 8-3 on aggregate in the 2007 Champions League quarter-finals and Solskjaer was part of the team in both leagues. Roma's current squad included former United players Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Chris Smalling, who were starters when the Red Devils won the Europa League in 2017.

"We lost the away game but the odd thing was the manager [Sir Alex Ferguson] was so happy after that defeat. I've never seen him that happy after losing a game," Solskjaer said.

"He was so confident we were going to win the home game so surreal experience, really. We need to make the most of it. We've got a chance to go to a final. Today, well done. Disciplined job, professional and not really under too much pressure."

The Norwegian is hoping to make it fifth time lucky after United fell short in four semi-finals across last season and the current one.

"Let's hope so. You know, when you get to a semi, that's the nature of the game. You're playing against good teams.

"We played against some good teams but we relish the chance again to go to a final. I've seen the determination, the attitude in every player that we want to go one further. The disappointment of the defeats that we've had, they give us the motivation to go one step further and hopefully end the season on a high."

United who are currently second on the log with 63 points will now put focus on the Premier League as they host Burnley on Sunday. 

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