Solskjaer hints at team changes against LASK
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that there is likely to be plenty of changes to the Manchester United starting XI when we resume our UEFA Europa League campaign on Wednesday evening against LASK.
“Jesse [Lingard] will be starting tomorrow, but the team won't be too different to the last time we played LASK away in March,”said the Norwegian.
“We know that it will be a difficult game. It wasn't a 5-0 game [in the first leg]. We scored three goals in the last five, so of course we know that we have to perform. There's opportunities for players [who do well in this game] to play in the quarters if we get through.”
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“Phil has been training here, he's not been not match-fit, but he's been getting closer, so maybe he can join in in Germany. We'll see how he progresses over the next few days,”said Ole.
“Axel started to get niggles early on when we restarted, and he had an operation in his foot, so he'll be back early September-ish. The same with Luke. He sustained an injury against Southampton and he'll be ready again early September, so they both should be ready for when the league starts.”
“The youngsters coming in [to the squad] give us a bigger training group and hopefully we can see the start of a career there,”said the 47-year-old.
The youngsters added to the squad are Ethan Galbraith, James Garner, Ethan Laird and Teden Mengi.