Solskjaer details Fulham squad dilemma
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United’s strength in depth is both a positive and negative because he must omit players who deserve to be involved.
The manager explained on Tuesday afternoon that there should not be many changes to the team that drew 0-0 with Liverpool.
Therefore, the United squad to face Fulham at Craven Cottage is expected to be the same group that travelled to Anfield on Sunday.
The official line-ups will be announced at 19:15 GMT.
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Amad has impressed Solskajer during his early sessions at the Aon Training Complex and the manager spoke enthusiastically about his future during the pre-match press conference, hinting our new no.19 could be involved within the next four to six weeks.
In our interview, published in full this morning, the boss admitted it is increasingly difficult to pick a team:
“Yes it really feels like we’ve got the strength in depth,”he told us.
“I have to leave some players even out of the [matchday] squad when they deserve to be in the squad but it’s a good challenge and conundrum to have for the right reasons.”
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“I believe that one of the most important things that we need to be aware of, whenever we go into any game, is that we are Manchester United, and, irrespective of whether we are top of the league or in any other position, every other team that plays against Manchester United try to do their absolute best to try and beat them. It was also a similar situation for me when I was at PSG. Teams try to do the impossible to get a victory against one of the most legendary and best teams in the world. So ensuring we are focused and concentrated on this, should give us the energy to want to fight for this badge.”
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“I watched the last couple of games and they play good football. They are improving game by game. I watched their game against Tottenham and it was very interesting to see. They are a very dangerous team. They are improving and it is going to be a very hard game to win there, but we are ready. We know what we have to do and where we want to be at the end of this season, so we are going to try to win three points. But we respect them and know it won't be easy.”
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Referee: Martin Atkinson
Assistants: Peter Kirkup, Eddie Smart
Fourth official: Stuart Attwell
VAR: Kevin Friend
Assistant VAR: Marc Perry
Fulham v United kicks off at 20:15 GMT.