Solskjaer reports three injuries after Everton win

Saturday 07 November 2020 15:30

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed three Manchester United players picked up injuries during the 3-1 comeback victory over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The Reds fell behind to a Bernard goal early in the first half, but showed tremendous fighting spirit to equalise through a thumping Bruno Fernandes header just moments later. 

Our Portuguese playmaker then scored his second goal with a cross that was meant for Marcus Rashford, before providing the assist from which substitute Edinson Cavani scored in added time. 

United’s 3-1 win on Merseyside was fully deserved, but unfortunately it came at a cost with three players now needing treatment on injuries – which the manager blames on fixture congestion.
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During our interview, when asked if there are any problems, Ole said: “Yes. Victor's back, Marcus's shoulder, Luke Shaw's hamstring. That's three I can remember from the top of my head. I hope everyone else is okay. David didn't play [in midweek] but he had a groin problem before the game.”

Solskjaer is annoyed that his United players were forced to play a lunchtime kick-off on Saturday, after taking part in a vital UEFA Champions League fixture in Turkey on Wednesday night. 

“Give us another 24 hours or 26, 28 hours to recover and you'll get a better game from us,” the manager fumed. “The first half was top. Get on the ball, play and the goals we scored were fantastic. 

“In the second half they went into survival mode because they're tired, they're on their knees but fair play to them. You could see, of course, Scott, Fred, Victor didn't play [on Wednesday], Juan didn't play the full game in Turkey. You could see they've got legs but the others were down on their knees.”

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Solskjaer has also revealed illness was the reason why young striker Mason Greenwood was not in the squad to face Everton.

Our highly-rated Academy graduate was a surprise omission from the group that was announced an hour ahead of kick-off.

Speaking to the broadcaster BT Sport after the final whistle on Merseyside, Solskjaer admitted that Greenwood was struggling with ill health. 

“He wasn’t feeling well last night,” the manager reported. “He looked well in training, he looked OK. But then he reported he was not well and can’t travel.”