Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Edinson Cavani could be involved in Wednesday’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, but is sweating on the fitness of other players.
The Red Devils played a goalless draw with Chelsea on Sunday at Stamford Bridge and now travel to Selhurst Park looking to earn three major points in the race for the top four, especially with two of their rivals, Chelsea and Liverpool, playing each other a day later.
Cavani has missed united last two league games with a muscle injury, as well as the Europa League win over Real Sociedad, while Paul Pogba has also been out.
Pogba will definitely not play any role against Palace tomorrow night, Solskjaer expects Cavani to be involved, probably from the bench, although he has other injury issues to deal with elsewhere on the team.
“Edi has trained this morning and hopefully there is no reaction,’ Solskjaer told United’s official website.
“There are another couple of knocks that we have to look at, from after the [Chelsea] game, and from the season’s wear and tear.
“It looks good. Edi has got the desire and hunger and, of course, he wants to join in, even if it’s from the bench. Hopefully he’ll say tomorrow that there’s been no reaction.”
Solskjaer continued: ‘We’ve had a light training session and we’re looking OK.
“A couple of doubts for tomorrow, Edinson trained which is good. Let’s hope there’s no reaction and hopefully he’ll travel with the squad.”
when asked about longer term absentees Pogba and Phil Jones, Solskjaer added: “Paul is still not ready for us, no.
“He’s feeling better. He’s not been training with the team yet so he’s definitely not traveling down with the team, no.
“With Phil, he’s working really hard, he’s had a couple of setbacks and it’s the kind of injury where you have to be patient.
“I know all about knee injuries, so I’m not sure… how long is a piece of rope? We’ll give him as much time as we can.”