Manchester United team news v Leeds: Rashford in contention despite missing training

There wasn’t a lot of talk about the game this weekend at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s press conference because everything took the back seat when the Premier League’s so-called ‘top six’ betrayed us all.

The focus is now on football reform and how it can be achieved.

United fans made a point by showing up at Carrington training ground yesterday morning, despite what someone completely out of touch at the The Sun thinks. The manager made it clear that the exchange was ‘peaceful’ and everyone got their points across.

When Solskjaer was asked about the match, however, he said Marcus Rashford could feature against Leeds United this weekend despite having not trained at all this week.

The team will train again on Saturday ahead of Saturday’s trip to Elland Road.

“Marcus hasn’t trained but I hope that he will join us tomorrow,” Solskjaer told the official Manchester United website.

“Apart from that everyone – of course Anthony (Martial) is injured still – has had a couple of days of recovery and a week of preparation and training.

“You need that against these. They make you go to the edge physically and mentally.

“They have a unique style of play and it’s a game we’re looking forward to.”

Solskjaer also confirmed that Eric Bailly returned the training earlier this week after recovering from COVID-19.

The Ivorian has not played since the first leg tie against AC Milan in the Europa League last month, so nobody is expecting him to start games just yet.

Solskjaer added: “Yes Eric is back and has been training this week. It’s been a good week.”

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