Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Solskjaer's team news for Southampton trip

Friday 30 August 2019 10:08

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided a further update on injured duo Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw, ahead of Saturday's trip to Southampton.

The pair both picked up knocks in last Saturday's defeat to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, and will miss the journey to Hampshire for our fourth Premier League game of the season this weekend.
"They're doing okay, but they won't be involved in this game," explained Solskjaer to MUTV, prior to his pre-match press conference at the Aon Training Complex. "They'll need the international break. Hopefully Anthony is ready for the Leicester game and Luke maybe another week or two after that.
“They've got slight injuries that they picked up in the game against Palace, and in one respect, it's a positive time to get it, because it's the international break for them, and they won't miss many games.”
Martial has started the season brightly, with two goals in three games, but will miss Saturday's match.
The Reds will also be without Alexis Sanchez, who completed a loan move to Internazionale in Milan earlier this week, which means he will play out the remainder of 2019/20 in Italy.
Diogo Dalot is also unavailable. The full-back missed the Palace game and is expected to return during the upcoming international break. The Portuguese is joined on the sidelines by Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who are both working to overcome lengthier injuries.
Solskjaer also confirmed in the press conference that followed his MUTV interview that Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian could spend the season elsewhere too, with both parties involved in discussions to join other clubs.
Southampton could also be without key players for Saturday's match.
England international Nathan Redmond developed an ankle issue in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Fulham in the Carabao Cup, with manager Ralph Hassenhuttl later confirming he was unsure whether the winger would be able to take part against United.
Full-back Ryan Bertrand's availability is also uncertain, having missed the southerners' last two matches. 
Southampton picked up their first win of the season last Saturday, when they won 2-0 away at the home of Brighton & Hove Albion thanks to goals from Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Redmond.
United conjured up a dramatic 3-2 win over the Saints in our last meeting, asAndreas netted his first league goal.
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