Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Lindelof could return in Club Brugge first leg

Wednesday 19 February 2020 17:40

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Victor Lindelof could return to the side in Thursday’s Europa League game against Club Brugge, but the Reds will be without Mason Greenwood.

Swedish defender Lindelof missed United’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea on Monday evening, but travelled with the squad to Belgium ahead of the first leg of our last-32 tie against Brugge.
However, Solskjaer will be unable to call upon Mason Greenwood and Scott McTominay, who both stay in Manchester.
The boss hinted that he plans to rotate his team somewhat for the game, in which Odion Ighalo could make his first start for the club.
“I'm not going to tell the team today,” said Solskjaer. “But we're going to have to rotate with all the games we've got coming up and yeah, he's one of them that could start. We've not 100 per cent decided yet.”
The Reds were handed a boost earlier in the day, as McTominay returned to full training in the final session before the squad left for Belgium. But the the European game has been deemed too early for the Scot to return.
Elsewhere, Solskjaer confirmed Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba remain unavailable for the foreseeable future.
"I would hope Marcus is playing this season," he added. "It'll just be touch-and-go towards the end. So hopefully we can go through and get through this tournament and prolong the season.
"It takes time. I'm not a doctor, but obviously I was hoping that he would recover quicker than it actually looks like he is going to be out for. So another few months definitely.

"Paul has not been part of the team training yet, so it'll depend on how he feels or when he feels ready to do that, so he's not anywhere near that yet." 


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