Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer: Reds waiting on fitness of trio

Friday 01 November 2019 10:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United are waiting on the fitness of three players ahead of the match at Bournemouth on Saturday.

At his pre-match press conference, the manager said he hoped Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Marcus Rashford would be okay to play after the trio picked up slight knocks during the 2-1 win over Chelsea on Wednesday.

“It’s still early,” Ole told reporters. “Hopefully we can get them back on the pitch tomorrow.

“They got some treatment yesterday, a little bit more treatment today, a light session and hopefully they’re ready. I can’t tell you exactly now.”

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The trip to Dorset comes too early for Axel Tuanzebe, Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic, however, with Solskjaer confirming they will not be part of the travelling squad.

Shaw hasn’t played since August after suffering a thigh injury against Crystal Palace, while Matic and Tuanzebe have been ruled out of contention for the last two weeks.

Tuanzebe picked up a hip problem during the warm-up against Liverpool, while Solskjaer stated Matic would be missing for a short while in his post-match interview after our draw with the Merseysiders.

“Yeah, they’re not ready for tomorrow,” the manager revealed.

“Probably after the international break. That is always a risk if you push them back too early, but if we have the two extra weeks after the international break, they should all be ready for then.”

Paul Pogba's absence has already been confirmed after Solskjaer said the France midfielder was likely to be out until December.

The 26-year-old is recovering from an ankle injury and hasn’t featured for the Reds since the 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford on 30 September.

Eric Bailly is still a long-term absentee for United, having undergone knee surgery in the summer.

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