Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivers team news update ahead of Tottenham clash

Manchester United take on Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham on Wednesday with the chance to relieve pressure on under fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United sit ninth in the table after 14 games in what has been a poor start to the season, but they could be boosted by players returning from injury.

Solskjaer told the official United App of the current situation regarding his injured players, with Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Eric Bailly and others spending time on the sidelines.

“We will see how they are,” Solskjaer said during his press conference on Tuesday.

“I am not going to say yes or no. But it is touch and go with a couple, so we will have to give them a training session today and see how they are.

“Of course, Sunday is also still in people’s heads so it is not going to be a hard session, but we will have a good team out.

“We have great facilities and people behind the scenes working really hard to get them fit.

“As I say, we have a couple of knocks and the players that have been out for a little while are touch and go.”

Solskjaer chose not to speak about individual members of the squad before their training session later today, which could mean that several players are in line for a return to action.

Pogba is unlikely to return to the pitch before the end of the month as he struggles with an ankle complaint, but McTominay is set to make a comeback from his foot injury.

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Solskjaer went on to hint that he could enter the transfer market in January in order to bolster his injury-hit midfield, and he admits that recent problems have had a negative impact during games.

He added: “I don’t wanna talk about all the injuries we’ve had but when you get Scott back, when you get Paul back, we have been light in midfield.

“With three out for such a long time and that’s affected us.”

Rumours have swirled this week that Solskjaer could lose his job should United lose to both Tottenham and Manchester City, but recent comments from Ed Woodward suggest that he will put off making that decision for as long as possible.

He told the United We Stand how it feels to have sacked three managers over the past six years, and why he doesn’t find it easy.

“Grim,” he said. “It’s not a pleasant experience and I hope that I never have to do it again.

“You know you have to do it so you just get on with it.

“Once you know you have to do something difficult, then get on and do it. It’s not pleasant.”


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