Marcus Rashford has a foot injury and sat out Thursday night’s win over Granada. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a decision to make over his fitness for today’s visit of Burnley.
It casts some doubt over Sunday’s team selection.
“Big bonus that he [Rashford] didn’t have to put any pressure on his foot, yeah,” Solskjaer told reporters, as per the Standard. “I’ve got to hope that he can be available and not make it worse.
“That’s the decision I’ve got to make, so fingers crossed. He wasn’t due to be on the bench [vs Granada], really. He didn’t train but, just in case, he put his hand up and said, ‘if needed I could do a job’.
“So, it’s a decision I’ve got to make on Sunday morning but he’s important for us. It’s a difficult one because you’ve got to go by how Marcus feels in a couple of days.”
And there’s some good news as well, with Eric Bailly getting closer to a return date having previous tested positive for COVID-19. (66)
“Eric has been isolating back home in Ivory Coast,” Solskjaer said. “He’s back to England now and hope that he can be available for the weekend. Hopefully he can train [on Friday], depending how he feels within himself.
“But he had a test [on Thursday], so we need to get confirmation that he’s still negative.”
Manchester United predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Dean Henderson; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba; Edinson Cavani.
Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are the only players ruled out with injury for the match, while Rashford and Bailly are the only doubts.
It would be nice to see this team go out and get the result we know they can. Burnley have been awful this season and even though they’ve had one or two decent results against us down the years, we can’t think too much about that going into the game.
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