Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United Press Conference

Yesterday afternoon Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke with the media ahead of a midweek clash against Crystal Palace.

Team News

Solskjaer revealed that United could receive an injury boost with the return of Edison Cavani after being out the last couple of weeks.

“Edison trained he’s joined in, that is good. Let’s hope there is no reaction after the session, hopefully he will travel with the squad.”

“Paul [Pogba] is still not ready for us, no, he is feeling better and not been training with the team yet, so he is definitely not traveling down to London.”

Donny Van De Beek and Scott McTominay returned to action during the weekend and despite any setbacks could feature again this week, McTominay looking the likelier. Solskjaer did acknowledge a couple of possible doubts regarding fitness.

VAR Controversy

Solskjaer was dismissive of the “controversy” on Sunday. Harry Maguire cleared up Luke Shaw’s comments after the game about Maguire’s conversation with the ref.

Solskjaer elected to put the situation to bed and take the high road electing to take responsibility for the goalless draw and not push it on the refs.

Unique Season

The press conference was short and with the last question Solskjaer praised his players for being professional despite the unique season.

The players are dealing with a condensed schedule as well as having to be switched on to football 24/7 with less opportunities for a release. 

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