Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping for four Manchester United fitness boosts ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea.
United were in Europa League action on Thursday night, drawing 0-0 with Real Sociedad in the second leg of their Round of 32 clash, winning 4-0 on aggregate having done all the hard work in the first leg.
And during that most recent game, Solskjaer was dealt a potential injury blow ahead of his side’s all important Premier League clash with Chelsea on Sunday.
Daniel James, who started the Europa League clash, and indeed gave away a penalty that was missed by the usually ultra-reliable Mikel Oyarzabal, picked up a knock.
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After the game, Solskjaer was asked about that injury and he also provided an update on three players who could return and one who certainly will not.
“(Dan James) we will have to check on him tonight and Scott, Donny, Edinson we hope they can be available for the weekend,” he said in his post-match press conference. “Paul still out for a few weeks.”
So, that’s McTominay, van de Beek and Cavani United are hoping to get back, while Pogba will remain out having suffered a hamstring injury in early February.
Chelsea will see the Manchester United clash as a huge opportunity, especially being at home and very much in form, unbeaten since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival last month.
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