Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera could both be in contention to return against Arsenal this weekend.
Having continued his fine run as interim boss with a thrilling comeback win over PSG in the Champions League in midweek, the focus now switches back to finishing in the top four in the Premier League.
Sunday’s showdown with Arsenal could prove to be decisive at the end of the season, and so it’s hoped that we can get the result needed to cement our place in fourth.
With that in mind, Solskjaer revealed in his press conference on Friday that both Matic and Herrera could feature this weekend, while Eric Bailly’s knock on Wednesday night isn’t serious and Anthony Martial will be available in some good news on the injury front.
“Eric’s fine,” he told the media, as noted by the Manchester Evening News. “Anthony will be available and hopefully we’ll have Nemanja and/or Ander ready as well, so looking better for it they just need to have another couple of days training with the team, they’ve done their recovery work.”
With 14 wins in his 17 games in charge to date, calls continue to grow from former players, fans and the media alike for the Norwegian tactician to get the job on a permanent basis at the end of the season.
Time will tell if that happens, but Solskjaer is clearly doing a great job of taking everything in his stride and focusing on the short-term objectives rather than looking too far into the future.
“No, it’s just the media, isn’t it, I’m not here to get excited I’m here to do my job,” he added.
“Of course I love managing these boys, love working here and as I said so many times I’m just doing the best I can every single day and if and when it comes to decision to be made we’ve got to think about that.
“No problem, absolutely everyone likes to get complimented and meet people that are happy but doesn’t change my approach whatsoever, I’m good at focusing on what I shall be focusing on and that’s not thinking about that part of it.”
A top-four finish and a trophy at the end of the season would surely be too much for the hierarchy to ignore, but for now the focus is purely on getting three points against Arsenal on Sunday.