Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer's team news for Tranmere tie

Friday 24 January 2020 09:37

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could make changes to his team for Sunday's Emirates FA Cup tie at Tranmere Rovers.

The Reds have the opportunity to bounce back from disappointing league defeats to Liverpool and Burnley by securing a place in the fifth round of the world-famous knockout competition.

Our hosts from League One secured a lucrative tie by overcoming a much-changed Watford team 2-1 after extra-time on Thursday night.

Victor Lindelof missed the midweek game with Burnley due to illness.

Victor Lindelof was ill and missed the 2-0 home loss to the Clarets on Wednesday, joining Marcos Rojo, Axel Tuanzebe, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba and top scorer Marcus Rashford on the sidelines.

However, the Swede is set to return in the middle of the defence at Prenton Park.

"Victor will be available again," Ole told MUTV. "He's recovered so it's one more to choose from. That's good and I don't think anyone suffered any bad injuries, no, in midweek."

Tuanzebe is still definitely unavailable, although he is not too far away from getting back out on the pitch.

"Axel will be back after the mid-season break, training with us," added the boss. "He's had a difficult spell as well because it's taken so much longer than we thought. We had to make sure he is fine when he gets back.

“It's three more games to go until we get a break. We're still only on the second day after the last game so it's still a bit of a recovery day. We'll prepare for Sunday and we just have to stay together, stick together and use the last bit of energy before we get a little bit of a break.”

James admits the Reds must be more clinical


"We should have got the first goal with the amount of chances we had," admitted a disappointed Daniel on Wednesday.

Tranmere had to battle for 120 minutes to get past Watford in their replay on a muddy pitch at Prenton Park, to set up Sunday's 15:00 GMT kick-off.

Calum Woods came on in extra-time after being a doubt but Micky Mellon's side were missing Ollie Banks, Mark Ellis and Evan Gumbs.

“I don’t think it’s an opportunity [for us to go through] because of the form United are in," explained Mellon. "I know they have a threat. We have to make sure we are ready. We will give it everything we have got. There is no doubt we will be up against a good side.”

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