Victor Lindelof and Matteo Darmian.

Team news: Lindelof fit for Spurs clash

Wednesday 24 July 2019 09:52

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an injury update on two players ahead of our match against Tottenham Hotspur in Shanghai tomorrow.

In his pre-match press conference in Shanghai, the boss revealed that Victor Lindelof will be fit to face our Premier League rivals in a game you can watch live on MUTV, but Romelu Lukaku is still unavailable.

“Lindelof is fine but Lukaku won't be fit, no,” Ole confirmed.

“He [Lukaku] has been working with the physios the last few days. I don't think he'll make this one either.”

Lindelof was substituted early in the second half during our 1-0 win over Inter Milan on Saturday but the Swedish centre-back trained with the rest of the squad yesterday.

Lukaku has yet to play any pre-season games but Ole said he doesn't regret bringing the Belgian striker on tour as part of his 30-man squad.

“He got injured in training, so he had to stay here,” the boss added. “If it was worse, we would have sent him home, but he's been working with the physios in the gym and stuff, so no [I do not regret bringing him here].”

After three wins out of three in Perth and Singapore, United are now halfway through pre-season and our Premier League opener against Chelsea is just over two weeks away.

Solskjaer admitted that he was happy with how Tour 2019 has gone so far but suggested there was still some work to do before the start of the new campaign.

“We've performed well, we've had some good results and the whole pre-season so far has been encouraging. But it's not about winning games in pre-season,” Ole insisted.

“It's about finding a way that we want to play, about the team gelling and getting to the starting line with as many players as possible in as good a shape as possible.”

As with all the pre-season games, United v Tottenham in Shanghai on Thursday (12:30 BST) will be shown live on MUTV.