Solskjaer provides Man Utd injury update including latest on Telles return


Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could welcome Jesse Lingard back into his squad for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir but Alex Telles remains unavailable.

Lingard has recovered from an injury which has kept him out for over a month while Telles has been quarantining after testing positive for coronavirus.

A win over Basaksehir would put United on nine points and in a great position to qualify from arguably the toughest group of the draw.

And the United manager says he will have a near fully-fit squad to choose from.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure again at Man Utd
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure again at Man Utd

“Apart from being a bit flat and disappointed [after the Arsenal defeat], as you’d expect, there are no more injuries and I think the squad will look similar again,” Solskjaer told MUTV.

“Jesse has trained. We’ll see if there is any reaction. He trained today [Monday].

“We’ll see if there is any reaction. He might be able to travel to Istanbul but we’re not sure yet. It’s looking brighter.

“Alex needs to be negative on his next test, so let’s hope we can get him back as soon as possible.“

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been in charge of Man Utd for almost two years
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been in charge of Man Utd for almost two years

Defenders Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are both injured and unavailable but Anthony Martial will return to the squad after serving the last game of a three-match suspension on Sunday.

And Solskjaer says he is looking forward to utilising the Frenchman and summer signing Edinson Cavani.

“Anthony has been important for us last season and in the time I’ve been here,“ Solskjaer added.

“So, of course, to have him back is a boost. It gives us more options for up front and on either side, and we’ll look forward to seeing the best of Anthony.

“I thought towards the end of the Leipzig game, you could see his sharpness getting there and he was really positive and bright, which is good.

“Edinson’s generally a fit man anyway and he’s getting his sharpness in training and he’s got some substitute appearances now.

“We haven’t managed to get him long enough yet to make a big impact, but he’s looking sharper and sharper in training so it won’t be long.”





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