Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ole's team news update for Clarets clash

Friday 16 April 2021 14:59

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping Eric Bailly and Marcus Rashford will be available for Sunday's home game against Burnley in the Premier League.

The Reds are looking to continue our excellent form with confidence high after progress to the Europa League semi-finals was safely secured, against Granada, on Thursday night.

Domestic issues are now at the forefront of our minds again as we look to close the gap on leaders Manchester City to eight points, with the Blues in Emirates FA Cup last-four action against Chelsea, this weekend.

Victory would also extend the gap to third-placed Leicester City to 10 points, with the Foxes also engaged in cup combat, versus Southampton.

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The boss was asked for an update on Marcus’s fitness ahead of the clash with the Clarets this weekend.

Bailly tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty with Ivory Coast but is set to be available again at the weekend.

Rashford was on the bench for the win over Granada as a precaution but is hoping to be in contention to return to the XI and keep up his ever-present record in the Premier League this term. The forward's foot problem is being monitored ahead of Sunday's 16:00 BST kick-off.

"Yes, Eric's back," said Ole, in his exclusive interview with club media on Friday afternoon.

"He's doing all the tests to see how he feels. Marcus, obviously, we've had to rest this week. Hopefully he can play. We'll do a test with him the day before the game. Apart from that, we didn't lose any, which is a good place to be in."

Of course, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are all available after serving a one-game European suspension on Thursday night.

With Ole telling us there were no fresh injuries picked up against Granada, the squad is looking healthy. None more so than in goal, with David De Gea and Dean Henderson both in good form and competing for the gloves.

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Sean Dyche has provided an update on his squad as his team look to continue a fine recent record at Old Trafford. The Burnley boss is hoping Nick Pope can return in goal after injury but former Reds Academy player Dwight McNeil has emerged as a doubt.

"As regards to people coming back, there's not much change," Dyche said at his pre-match press conference. "Ashley Barnes, Robbie Brady and Kevin Long will miss it. Ashley is just working a bit more freely, away from the sports scientists, he's warming up with the group and getting involved lightly.

“Nick Pope is touch and go and Dwight McNeil has picked up a knock.”