Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said there are no further injury worries ahead of Manchester United’s clash against Burnley at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.
United’s squad is stretched and in need of reinforcements with just ten windows to go before the transfer window shuts.
As reported by the Independent, Marcus Rashford is out for up to six weeks with a double stress fracture in his back.
Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba have also been ruled out for a lengthy period leaving Solskjaer seriously short in squad numbers.
Rashford missed the trip to Anfield on Sunday after his back injury worsened in the FA Cup victory over Wolves. Solskjaer’s decision to bring him on as United chased a goal after initially resting the England international backfired dramatically.
But, fortunately, there are no fresh injury concerns ahead of Wednesday’s game.
“I don’t think there were any other knocks in that game so we should have the same players to be available against Burnley,” the United boss told MUTV, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“Of course, we are stretched and some of the players have played a lot. And they’re improving for it and will reap the benefit and get stronger physically and mentally more robust. Of course it’s great having Eric (Bailly), Diogo (Dalot), and Luke (Shaw) back in so we have got more choices. It’s a blow Marcus (Rashford) being out but that’s football. It’s part and parcel of it. He’s been fantastic all season for us and now, unfortunately, we have to do it without him.”
Despite such a poor season, United remain in fifth position largely due to the inconsistency of other teams. The Reds can keep the pace with Chelsea in the Champions League places with victory over Sean Dyche’s side at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard’s take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.