Solskjaer's team news update for Everton game
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Edinson Cavani should be fit to face Everton, but there is some doubt about a key centre-back.
Cavani told us on Friday that he was ‘feeling in good shape, fitness-wise’ after coming off at half-time during the 9-0 win over Southampton, with an ankle injury.
However, Ole says his Uruguayan striker has made a timely recovery, which will be music to the ears of United fans, with Cavani having already netted twice against the Toffees this season.
Phil Jones is still out injured, and the Reds’ only other injury concern also comes in defence.
Eric Bailly, who has featured just once in our last five league games due to various fitness issues, may miss out once again but, other than that, everyone is fit and ready for the visit of Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
“Edinson should be available, yeah definitely,” Ole told reporters at his pre-match press conference. “He got a bad ankle knock there [against Southampton].
“Eric is a doubt but, apart from that, everyone is raring to go.”
Solskjaer also gave an update on goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who is yet to feature this season, with David De Gea and Dean Henderson appearing 25 and 10 times respectively.
The Argentinian, who has been at Old Trafford since 2015, has returned to training after going back home during the festive period.
“Sergio is working hard, training. He’s in the group. Of course he lost a lot of training early on in the season,” added the boss.
“He joined us very late after having some time back home and over Christmas as well. He’s had some time back in Argentina with his family.
“He’s working with the keepers but, of course, with Dean and Lee [Grant] and David, it’s more difficult to get into the match squad.”
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Jordan Pickford, who missed the 2-1 midweek success at Leeds United with a rib problem, is out. Stand-in Robin Olsen excelled in his place in Yorkshire, however, as the Toffees continued their winning streak on the road.
Allan and Jean-Phillippe Gbamin are also missing. The pair resumed training this week but are not yet fit for first-team football. Joshua King, who signed from Bournemouth for the rest of the campaign earlier this week, is in line for a reunion with his former side.
“I have been training for months, I feel good,” King told Everton's club media. “It will be good to get a training session today with the lads and again tomorrow, then we have United on Saturday.
“I have played in the Premier League, I know a few of the players here and it shouldn’t be hard settling in.”