Solskjaer's update on the squad
To start his press conference, Ole provided an injury update and revealed how he'll celebrate his 47th birthday...
Q: Ole, you look like you have pretty much a full-strength squad, was there anyone out there who won’t be available for tomorrow? OGS: We had a couple of knocks in training but hopefully they’ll be ok. But we’ve got a strong and fit 25-man squad and it was a good session. No, we’re looking stronger. Q: How are Tim and Axel recovering? OGS: They are getting close to a Reserve match or a behind-closed-doors match. We need them to play in that kind of game before we use them in the first team. Q: You’ve got a two routes to get into the Champions League next season. The way your side set up over a two-legged tie, is this the best way of getting into the Champions League? OGS: I think we need to just take one game at a time. Of course, both are possibles but in a cup competition you never know. It might be a bad day or you meet someone. We take one game at a time and hopefully take as many points in the league. As I said, in the cup you can’t predict. You can’t rely on ‘we’ll win this’. There are good teams in it - Brugge, we’ve got to get past them - and we’re looking forward to the game. Q: With the luck you’ve had with injuries this year, is it good to have more options? Players like Luke, have had to adapt to a new defensive system… OGS: I think the squad has coped really well with the amount of games. I’ve said it many times before, the attitude, character and personality of them is improving. Especially December and January were two tough months. Now we’re getting some freshness back and I think we’re looking shaper for it. Luke was out for two months and he’s done really well in a new position. It’s mixing between left-back and the left side of centre-back. He runs forward more as a left centre-back than as a full-back. I’ve been very pleased with him there. Q: Happy birthday, Ole. How will you celebrate and what’s your dream gift? OGS: My youngest is training in the Academy tonight, so I’ll spend a few hours watching him and there are some Champions League games, and then preparing for tomorrow.