Solskjaer expects to have ‘fully fit squad’ after international break

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he will have a fully fit squad at his disposal by the end of the month.

The Red Devils lost their first league game under the Norwegian in a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday and were without seven first team players. The 46-year-old’s positive outlook means he’s rarely mentioned the club’s injury crisis but Solskjaer needs a fully fit squad to navigate through a busy April.

United are likely to face up to eight games in 28 days during the month and Solskjaer says he hopes to have a full squad after the upcoming international break.

 

Asked whether he’d now have to prioritise the Champions League or the Premier League, Solskajer replied: ‘No, we don’t have to choose with injuries we’ve had lately.

‘That’s given us a great chance to give players playing time and game-time and they’re coming back maybe for Wolves but after the international break we’ve got a full squad fit. ‘The ones who’ve come in when the regulars have been injured have done really well, so we’ll be ready for that.’

 

United are currently without Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez, Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia. Solskjaer’s side face Wolves in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday and Herrera, Lingard and Mata could return given they trained on Friday.

 

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