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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offers injury updates for 4 Man Utd stars after Watford win

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that no less than four players are suffering from further injuries following Saturday’s 1-0 win over Watford.

A very changed United side managed to secure their place in the FA Cup fourth round with the win, but the game was marred by what looked like a frightening head injury to center-back Eric Bailly, who was forced to leave in the first half. downtime after a collision with goaltender Dean Henderson.

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Bailly was slammed by Henderson | OLI SCARFF / Getty Images

Thankfully, Solskjaer confirmed after the match that the first checks on Bailly suggested the Ivorian had avoided anything serious, but he will continue to be watched.

“Honestly, I can’t tell you. He had a good shot, “said Solskjaer, when asked about the severity of Bailly’s injury after the game.” I don’t think it’s a concussion so it’s positive, but we have to do some scans.

“I think it’s his neck. It is painful. Hopefully it’s just a muscle injury. We will check it tomorrow and I hope it won’t be too long. ”

Bailly himself took to Twitter after the game to allay fans’ concerns, writing: “I’m fine, it was just a hit.”

Solskjaer has also been asked to explain the absences of Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof and Paul Pogba, all three omitted from United’s squad of the day. He revealed that the trio were all injured, but chose not to go into more details.

“You know we had a tough game in the middle of the week,” he added (via the club’s official website). “We have a tough game midweek ahead, so we were the only team to have both [midweek fixtures] before and after this match.

“You can see most of the teams got strong, picked some really good strong teams because they have a week before their next game. I didn’t have that luxury, so it just made sense to make changes.

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Pogba missed the game with injury | Michael Regan / Getty Images

“We’ll have the boys ready again [for the next game against Burnley]. Some of them will probably play, and there will also be some fresh new legs that managed to rest tonight. The staff do an amazing job. They take care of the players fantastically. But the players also take care of themselves.

“Remember these are tough times for everyone, tough times for everyone, but going home, recovering, getting ready for the next games is the main thing right now.”

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