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Man Utd News: Red Devils hit with scare as five crucial players injured ahead of Leicester City clash

Sudarshan Venkatesan
|Tue Sep 10 2019

Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be without five first-team starters ahead of Leicester City clash. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be hit with injuries before the game against Leicester City on Saturday. The Red Devils will take on undefeated Brendan Rodgers’ side, who are currently sitting third in the league table.

In what might prove to be a difficult clash, Manchester United could be dealt with massive disappointment in terms of unavailable players.

The club announced on the website that Solskjaer will give fitness updates on Paul Pogba, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, and Luke Shaw.

The statement read: “Ole will address the media in his weekly press conference and should provide an update on the fitness of a number of United players.

“Pogba, Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial were all forced to miss their national side’s games over the break, and Ole will, no doubt, be quizzed on the chances of them featuring against Leicester.

“The press conference will be broadcast that morning by MUTV, so make sure to tune in for the latest updates from the boss.”

United went into the international break following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Southampton.

Despite dropping points for a third consecutive fixture, Solskjaer was keen to remain positive by insisting that United are on the right track.

“Well I thought we started well of course,” he said.

“We got the first goal and the game is there for us to be won.

“But we’re not ruthless or clinical enough and we kept giving the ball away in dangerous areas, which then created an atmosphere here.

“It gave them encouragement and we couldn’t find the second one which would have finished the game.”

“Well you want to have a foundation to build on.

“The thing is; if we keep getting battered and chances and chances and chances, then there is loads of work to be done.

“But we are on the right track; we are not conceding many chances. Palace had two last week, scored two.” said Solskjaer.

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