Manchester United Interim Manager, Ole Gunnar on injury update has revealed Anthony Martial will not make United’s squad against Crystal Palace on Wednesday as his situation deepens.
Ole Gunnar could have as many as 10 players absent for the Premier League clash and he confirmed the Frenchman would be one of them and could the Norwegian in no other choice than to call on reinforcements from the club’s academy ranks.
United have suffered injury knocks recently after Midfielders Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard limped off during the 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Sunday, and striker Marcus Rashford hobbled through the game with an ankle itch.
“Martial is not going to be ready for this one, either, we can’t risk it,”
“So, maybe [he will be ready for] Southampton [at Old Trafford on Saturday], but we’re not going to risk another one.
“In hindsight, Jesse was eager, he ticked all the boxes in training, with his recovery work and rehab, but maybe a couple of days too early. It was Liverpool and he was desperate to be part of it.”
Defending hacks, Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia are also not going to be around.
“I don’t know the list [of players] that’s supposed to be injured, Matteo Darmian trained the other day, I don’t think he’ll be ready, Marcos Rojo will be involved, Rashy we’re still waiting to see how his ankle is responding to the treatment, muscle injuries are too early to think about.
“Phil was ill one of the days last week, so he’s been out for a little while as well with an illness.
“Luckily at centre-back there are quite a few fit ones, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly, the three of them are ready.”
Meanwhile, Young striker Mason Greenwood, who Solskjaer has hinted is close to getting a first-team chance, is also injured.
The other youngsters – Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and James Garner – are set to be involved.
“The kids are joining in [training] today,” said Solskjaer. “They’ll be involved in the squad.
“They’ve been part of our training for a long time now and I’m sure Angel has been successful with England’s Under-17s, the 2017 team with Sancho, Foden and Hudson-Odoi, so he’s been a big part of that. I’m definitely sure that if he gets a chance he’ll do well.
“James Garner is a Michael Carrick but 20 years younger, I’m sure he’ll do well and Chongy will be taking people on if he comes on. They’re ready, they’re kids.
“It’s hard if you’re a defender coming on if you’re 16 or 17 but as an attacker you go out there and express yourself, and there’s your chance. They can win you the game, not lose it for you.” Ole said