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Solskjaer confirms he won’t be counting on two Man Utd players for Leicester clash

Two first-team regulars have been ruled out of this weekend’s Premier League game against Leicester due to fixture congestion, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted.

Fred and Edinson Cavani both featured in the game between Brazil and Uruguay on Friday morning, with the game being played less than 48 hours before Manchester United player at the King Power Stadium. Brazil won the game 4-1, with Fred registering a mesmerising assist for Neymar’s opening goal in the encounter.

Solskjaer spoke to the press ahead of the game and revealed that he would not be counting on the pair to be available for the clash with Leicester due to the quick turnaround required.

“With regards to Fred and Edinson, they played a full game this morning, half 1 it kicked off, so of course we’re not counting on them,” he is quoted as saying by the official Manchester United website.

“We’ve got to give them the time to rest and recover, which of course you have to.

“They played well, and that was a good thing for us. They’re not injured, so hopefully, they can be involved again in midweek, for the Champions League [game versus Atalanta].”

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Both players were in the line-up in Manchester United’s last game, the 1-1 draw with Everton, but Solskjaer will now be forced to look elsewhere as he eyes a return to winning ways.

Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to replace Cavani in the side, whilst Fred’s place is up for grabs. Outcast midfielder Donny van de Beek will be hoping for an opportunity to impress after failing to start a league game so far this season.

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