Solskjaer provides the latest on De Gea
Ole discussed David De Gea, the Europa League and winning away from home at the start of the press conference...
Ole, can you give us some team news? A few players haven’t travelled through injury. Has David been rested? "David will be ready for Sunday but we didn’t take the risk of travelling with him, no." Ole, how important is it for United to do well in this season’s Europa League and to win it and guarantee Champions League football given your position in the league? "I think the Europa League is important for us and it’s a tournament that last time we were in we won it. But, in a cup tournament, you can’t rely on winning it. It might be luck, it might be injuries. The Champions League next season is an aim for us whether it’s through the top four or the Europa League if doesn’t matter for us. We’re still in November and we’re talking about us not being top four. I think you’re being a little bit early in that assumption." Last season some of your best performances came away from home. Now you’ve played 11 games away from home without winning. Is that because of the way opponents are setting up against you, or is it down to confidence? "It’s a question we’ve asked ourselves. After I came in we won nine, or something, away games on the bounce. So it’s an issue that we need to sort out as soon as possible. We’ve got four away games now on the trot. So hopefully that statistic will turn."