Solskjaer names two first-team players that will return to squad to face Man City

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no fresh injury concerns for Manchester United’s Carabao Cup semi-final second-leg against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. 

Nemanja Matic was brought off in the 6-0 drubbing of Tranmere on Sunday but the United manager thinks he should be okay to start in tomorrow’s game.

Meanwhile, David De Gea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will both return to the matchday squad after being rested for the FA Cup tie at Prenton Park.

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Solskjaer provided an update on five first-team players ahead of the clash against Pep Guardiola’s side.

“We need everyone but, of course, some of these players have played loads of football,” Solskjaer told MUTV, as sourced by

“Nemanja had to come off, let’s see how he is before tomorrow. Anthony [Martial], we could take off at half-time and Harry [Maguire] has played the most football for us, which is okay. City rested their players as well so they’ll be just as fresh.

”Apart from Nemanja it’s the same squad. Aaron [Wan-Bissaka] will be back in the squad and David [De Gea] too. We should be the same squad that’s been travelling lately. They’ve done fantastic. We have two more games [this week] so let’s give what we have, then we have a little break.

“Nemanja felt something and to make sure we give him the best possible chance for tomorrow night we took him off [at Tranmere]. I think he should be all right but let’s see today in training.”

We expect De Gea and Wan-Bissaka to return straight to the starting eleven on Wednesday evening.

While Sergio Romero put in another faultless performance as he kept a clean sheet against Tranmere, you feel the Reds will need De Gea’s world class shot-stopping ability if they are to have any chance of staying in the game.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka was arguably United’s best player in the stunning victory at the Etihad earlier this season and will look to nullify Raheem Sterling again on the left-flank.

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