Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole provides squad update for West Ham away

Thursday 16 September 2021 14:30

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to journalists on Thursday, with Manchester United looking ahead to the Premier League game with West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds are looking to recover from Tuesday's defeat to Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League Group F opener.

Solskjaer's side will now face the Hammers twice in the space of four days, with a Carabao Cup third-round tie at Old Trafford on Wednesday following hot on the heels of this clash.

Press Conference: West Ham (A) Video

Press Conference: West Ham (A)

Solskjaer’s press conference contains praise for Dalot, musings on our midfield and thoughts on Lingard’s future…

Edinson Cavani is still recovering from his recent injury issues and will miss Sunday’s trip to the capital, although the boss is optimistic that the 34-year-old can be back for the cup game in M16.

“Edinson hopefully will start training with us after the weekend,” Ole added. “Hopefully, maybe Monday.

“Maybe he’ll be involved on Wednesday because he had a fantastic season last season.

“The impact he made towards the end of it when he got his fitness… because he struggled early on with fitness, he struggled with niggles.

“We feel now to get the best out of Edinson this season we need him to have 100 per cent fit and not pushing. We’ve got a strong squad that will cope with having to let players heal and don’t risk any further injuries.

“I see Edinson having a massive impact because he’s that type of personality and a player. He’s a top professional and he can’t wait to get back on. He’s working really hard to get back on the pitch.”

Amad and Marcus Rashford will miss Sunday's game through injury, while Dean Henderson and Phil Jones are on their way back to the first-team picture after featuring for the Under-23s at Arsenal last weekend.

Your guide to West Ham v United


The Reds travel to the London Stadium on Sunday, for the first of two clashes with the Hammers in three days.


David Moyes will be hoping his side come through their Europa League fixture with Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia unscathed.

The Hammers boss can currently count on a more or less fully fit squad, with Michail Antonio (suspension) the only confirmed first-team absentee for Sunday.