Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides an update on injuries to Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to welcome four players back from injury when the Red Devils face Burnley on Tuesday.
As the game approached, there were doubts about the fitness of Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof, who all missed the FA Cup fixture against Watford with injury, while Eric Bailly was kidnapped during this match after a head injury.
However, Solskjaer has revealed that he hopes to have a full squad against Burnley, with suspended striker Edinson Cavani also returning.
“Yeah, they all practiced today,” Solskjaer said (via the club’s official website). “Paul and Eric didn’t do everything, but Luke and Victor did everything. I have a decent number of players. Let’s see with Paul and Eric and how they’re doing tomorrow.
“Edinson has trained well since he was banned. He also had a few days off – you can’t over-train. He’s ready to go. It’s a different option. He’s a different type of attacker than Mason [Greenwood], Anthony [Martial] and Marcus [Rashford]. I’m glad to find him again and that’s why we brought him in.
“He has contributed really well so far. I’m sure he will be really important for us by the end of the season. The end of the season begins tomorrow night. “
One player who should definitely play against Burnley is center-back Harry Maguire. The defender is one yellow card away from a one-game suspension and would miss the next game against Liverpool if booked at Turf Moor, but Solskjaer insisted he was willing to take the risk.
“Harry is playing, definitely for sure, if he doesn’t wake up sick.” Solskjaer added (via Manchester Evening News). “You can’t just take three points and not put your eyes on games beyond this one.
“You are not adjusting your expectations because I have high expectations of these players. I expect them to come into every game with a mental desire to work hard for your team to win and the results will come. As long as I can see this progress in that mentality and that we are ready for every game.
“If we approach every game with the right mindset and you don’t get results… I’m not saying it’s okay for them not to have excuses, because you can’t control the results, and I think the group mentality is getting better.
“So of course that’s the big deal for me: that we approach games with the right frame of mind. Sometimes the results don’t go as expected, but I’m very happy with our mental situation right now. ”
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