Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides positive injury update ahead of Crystal Palace clash

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that star striker Edinson Cavani could be set for a return from injury ahead of the Red Devils’ clash against Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

Cavani, 34, has been sidelined for United’s last four games after suffering a muscle injury.

However, speaking ahead of his side’s next domestic tie against Roy Hodgson’s Eagles, Solskjaer has suggested that his experienced South American marksman could make a return.

United come into Wednesday’s Premier League match in patchy form and desperately struggling for goals.

After failing to score in their last two matches against Real Sociedad and Chelsea, Solskjaer will be pleased that Cavani was able to train on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters, as quoted by MEN, the Norweigan said: “We’ve had a training session this morning. Of course, it was a light one and we’re looking okay.

“There are a couple of doubts for tomorrow that we have to give as much time as possible.

“Edinson trained, he’s joined in, that’s good, let’s hope there’s no reaction after the session and hopefully, he will travel with the squad.

“With Phil [Jones], obviously we hope [he will play again this season]. He’s working really hard, he’s had a couple of setbacks and it’s just that kind of injury you have to be patient with and give him time. I know all about these injuries.

“I’m not sure [when Jones will be back], how long is a piece of rope? That’s how I felt as well when I came back. We’ll give him absolutely every chance this season, if not the start of next.

“Paul [Pogba] is still not ready for us, he’s feeling better, he’s not been training with the team yet, so he’s definitely not travelling down to London.”

Although the title now seems an impossible reach, Solskjaer will still feel his side can push arch-rivals Manchester City as close as possible.

Despite currently sitting 12-points off the top, United still have a lot to play for as they continue in their quest to secure top-level European football next season.

The Red Devils’ away match against Palace is scheduled to kick-off at 8.15pm (UK time) and will be shown live on Sky Sports.

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