Manchester United will have first-choice goalkeeper David De Gea and likely Marcus Rashford available for West Ham trip today after days of medical examination following hapless PSG loss on Wednesday.
The Devils suffered a major setback towards qualification into the knockout stage of the Champions League with a 1-3 loss to Paris Saint Germain, despite creating a number of chances to enough to edge the Ligue One champions, and a double injury headache as Marcus Rashford was forced off late on with a shoulder injury, while De Gea struggled with an unspecified injury towards the final whistle.
Its good news at Old Trafford today, as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provided updates on injured Rashford and De Gea.
“Marcus has been training this morning.
“Not fully but he’s joined in with the group. Obviously, his shoulder stopped him finishing the game, so he’s been getting treatment and hopefully he’ll be part of the squad that travels, he’s having treatment after training.” Solskjaer told newsmen earlier today.
Solskjaer also confirmed De Gea availability for the East London trip, but disclosed left-back, Luke Shaw won’t be in action today as he continues recovering from a hamstring injury suffered at Goodison Park early last month.
“Luke’s not ready yet, apart from that we had a big squad training again,” Solskjaer added.
“We’re a bit bruised after Wednesday night but hopefully we’ll be ready to go again tomorrow.
Solskjaer’s side will travel to a stadium where they will play in front of fans for the first time in nine months, not that any Man United fans will be in London Stadium on Saturday.
London has been placed in Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions, meaning 2000 fans will be at the game this weekend but they will all be Hammers fans as no away fans are allowed yet.
Manchester is currently in Tier 3 restrictions, meaning they can’t have fans at Old Trafford until the second week of December at the earliest when the Government reviews its tiering system.
“It’ll be great playing in front of fans,” Solskjaer added. “We’re looking forward to it. Of course, we won’t have our fans there but we will just have to use the energy and thrive off the home fans and make them quiet, hopefully. That we make them edgy, we’re looking forward to it.
“It’s great to see fans back in a stadium, of course we want them back at Old Trafford as well and hopefully we’ll get that soon. Football has not been the same.”
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