Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Team news: One out, several doubts for Reds

Friday 20 September 2019 17:45

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Luke Shaw will miss Manchester United’s Premier League fixture with West Ham United on Sunday, while revealing three other first-team players are doubts.

Shaw has missed the last three games with a hamstring injury and the boss has admitted he will not return in time for the trip to the London Stadium.

Ole also told reporters after Thursday's FC Astana match that Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial look set to miss the encounter through respective knocks.
Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial may be ruled out of this weekend's game.
When asked if he thought the French duo would be available for the clash with the Hammers, Ole replied: “Not really, no. They have not been training yet.

"Luke won’t be ready," he added.

The Norwegian also gave an update on winger Daniel James, who picked up an ankle problem in last week’s victory over Leicester City.

“I don’t know [if he'll be fit],” Ole conceded. “[He’s] not trained for the past few days. Hopefully he will, but we're not sure. We will have a recovery day tomorrow [Friday] and see on Saturday.”
James was one of nine players who started against the Foxes last weekend but were absent from the XI for the midweek Europe League victory over FC Asatana.

However, on Sunday, Ole is expected to revert to a similar side to the one which began the clash with Leicester, with Andreas Pereira and Aaron Wan-Bissaka among the players who could return.

The boss told MUTV: “Andreas and Aaron trained today [Thursday] so they should be ready and the rest of them were on the bench.”

David De Gea and Victor Lindelof - who both signed contract extensions during the week - are likely to be back in the starting XI, along with the likes of Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay.
Watch Ole discussing the West Ham game, in Thursday's post-match press conference.

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is set to be without Arthur Masuaku after he was sent off during Monday’s meeting with Aston Villa.

Former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta deputised at left-back for the final 25 minutes in the Midlands, but the Hammers could opt to start with Aaron Cresswell on Sunday.
Manuel Lanzini could miss Sunday's fixture.
Pellegrini may also be without Manuel Lanzini this weekend, after confirming in Friday’s pre-match press conference that the Argentinian midfielder has picked up a knock.

“Manuel Lanzini has a small problem that we will review before the game, so we must wait for tomorrow,” said the West Ham boss.

Winston Reid and Michail Antonio are long-term absentees for the hosts.

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