Manchester United have named their team for tonight’s game at Burnley.
With talk increasing about a title challenge, United head into a crucial week which features games at Burnley and Liverpool – two very different tasks, but undoubtedly two which will tell us much about how this team are equipped to deal with the situation they are in.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was boosted by the return of Edinson Cavani after suspension.
“Edinson has trained well since he’s been banned. He’s had a couple of days off as well – you can’t train too much. He’s ready to go,” Solskjaer said before the game. “He’s a different option. He’s a different type of striker to Mason [Greenwood], Anthony [Martial] and Marcus [Rashford]. I’m glad to have him back and that’s why we brought him in.
“He’s contributed really well so far. I’m sure he’ll be really important for us between now and the end of the season. The end of the season starts tomorrow night.”
Solskjaer also confirmed that Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw had taken part in training.
Yeah, all of them trained today,” Ole added.
Paul and Eric didn’t do all of it, but Luke and Victor did all of it. I’ve got a decent amount of players to pick from. Let’s see with Paul and Eric and how they are tomorrow.
“It’s a great challenge and it’s what the Premier League is about if you want to be successful. You need to be mentally ready and earn the right to play because they’re one of the better organised teams in the league. They’ve got some strengths that not many other teams and clubs have, so in their own way these games have a massive impact on the morale and the spirit in our team, because if you win games like this it gives you a very, very strong basis later on.”
Wan-Bissaka Bailly Maguire Shaw
Rashford Martial Cavani