Manchester United have injury problems ahead of the Europa League final after Scott McTominay and Fred sustained knocks in last night’s 1-1 draw against Fulham.
Fred completed 90 minutes despite being injured but Scott McTominay went straight down the tunnel after coming off on 62 minutes.
Both players will probably get a rest on Sunday as United play their last Premier League game of the season – before flying to Gdansk for the Europa League final next Wednesday.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also admitted Harry Maguire’s chance of recovering for the final ‘doesn’t look great’ while Anthony Martial failed to make the bench.
“This was end of season team selection,” Solskjaer said, as per MEN. “Players need minutes, some players need rest and recovery. We’ve had a couple of players that have got injuries with Scott and Fred, so I’ll see how they are.
“Unfortunately, Scott had to come off and Fred doesn’t look great while he’s walking now but we’ve got eight days, so hopefully everyone will be available that was available today.
“Harry: we’re working on but doesn’t look great. Anthony: we’ve still got a little bit of hope for. We’re hoping.
“He’s working really hard and we’re hoping he’ll be available for the final. He’s been very enthusiastic, so I can’t say he won’t be fit for the final but, of course, he’s been out for a long time. I’m still hopeful.”
De Gea appears to be back in the frame again, with Dean Henderson’s future suddenly falling under a grey cloud. Henderson had started seven successive league games until De Gea replaced him for the defeat to Leicester a week ago.
“Did he not play against Leicester?” Solskjaer said when a reporter suggested De Gea had not played in the league recently. “I think you’re wrong there?
“I’ve got two very good goalkeepers. They’ve played in the last month and last six weeks more or less alternate games really. Both are ready and both are doing well.
“The Leicester game, even though it didn’t feel like a Premier League game crammed in on a Tuesday, he (De Gea) still played that one.”
We know that ahead of the weekend Solskjaer’s selection against Wolves at Molineux is bound to have a bearing on his selection in the final against Villarreal.