Axel Tuanzebe.

Solskjaer's update on United's injuries

Sunday 20 October 2019 21:05

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave a brief update on several injured players after our 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

The boss told reporters in his post-match press conference that he hoped a number of first-teamers would return for our upcoming run of fixtures, which begins with a trip to Serbia to play Partizan Belgrade on Thursday.

While David De Gea was passed fit to play against Liverpool, Aaron Wan-Bissaka was welcomed back and Anthony Martial made his long-awaited return as a substitute on Sunday, Solskjaer has a new injury concern after Axel Tuanzebe pulled up with a hip problem in the warm-up.

“I don’t know how Axel is but hopefully Jesse [Lingard] is back soon," said Ole, when asked how our treatment room was looking.

“Anthony will be able to play more,” he added.

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Paul Pogba was again missing from our line-up for the visit of the Merseysiders after failing to recover from an ankle injury, but the manager hinted there could be news on the France midfielder in the coming days.

“We’re going to have a test on Pogba tomorrow and see where he’s at and how long it’ll be until he’s back,” Solskjaer said.

Luke Shaw, who hasn’t played since coming off injured during the Crystal Palace match in August, could join Lingard - who is recovering from a hamstring issue - in returning to the fray.

“Luke is not too long [away],” reported Ole. “So, it’s looking brighter and that’s a big plus as well.”

Phil Jones, who has been missing since the Rochdale game at the end of September, was fit enough to be named as a substitute against Liverpool when Tuanzebe pulled out, but the manager has revealed that Nemanja Matic is facing a spell on the sidelines.

"He’s played on with a little problem and we decided he couldn’t play on any more with that. So I don’t know how long he’ll be out.”

Ole will provide a further update on Wednesday, when he sits down to address the press prior to the Partizan match the following day.

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