Manchester United play Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday and team manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed the team news for the match. It’s matchday 5 of the new league season and Manchester United have started in a fair form winning their opening game against Chelsea by 4-0.
New signings, Aaron WanBissaka and Harry Maguire have impressed in their first matches with the Belgian really delivering value for the money while the Englishman is gradually proving why he is the costliest defender in the world.
“I can’t promise any of them will be on the pitch but we’ll try to get one or two more on the bench,” Ole told MUTV.
“Let’s see when we get to the game. Maybe next weekend [at West Ham United], we’ll have more of them back. That’s how it is in football and why we have loads of quality and numbers and we’re fine.”
Manchester United will be without some big of their big names as Paul Pogba (France), Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard (both England) were all forced to withdraw from national-team duty due to injury or illness, while Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial missed their last Premier League fixture, away to Southampton.
“Well, the treatment room has been busy and still is,” he added. “We don’t really know who is going to be available. Maybe Aaron, maybe Jesse and I think maybe that’s it from the ones that had to pull out [of the internationals], but I can’t promise those two will be available either.
”Pogba won’t be fit, no, unless he’s had a miraculous recovery overnight from yesterday to today or maybe from tonight to tomorrow. He’s not been ready to do 100 per cent training, no. We hope, as I’ve said, that more can be ready for West Ham next week and Paul and Anthony are in that category. I think they’ll be ready for then and I can’t say more than that really.
“Leicester is always a tough game. There’s a team, a club wanting to push into the top four I’m sure. They’ve got good players, a very good manager that’s a proven top manager. Brendan’s teams always play good football and we know we’ve got to play well to deserve the three points.”
Brendan Rodgers would not face any dilemma as to his team selection as no injuries were reported following the international break.
“They’ve all come back, all fine, and all fit and well,” Rodgers said on the Foxes’ official website. “The training squad is super competitive and everyone is fighting, not just to play, but also to be in the matchday squad.”
Former Reds Academy graduate Matty James is sidelined, though, after an operation on his Achilles tendon.