Man Utd boss Solskjaer reveals Pogba missed Watford match by harm
The France worldwide was absent on Saturday together with team-mates Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Paul Pogba, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw all missed Manchester United’s FA Cup win over Watford on Saturday by harm.
Scott McTominay’s header within the fifth minute towards the Hornets was the sport’s solely objective at Outdated Trafford, sending United by to the fourth spherical with a 1-0 win.
Pogba, Lindelof and Shaw all began on Wednesday, as United fell 2-0 to Manchester Metropolis within the Carabao Cup semi-final.
However in his post-game press convention simply days later, Solskjaer confirmed that each one three have been injured – although he didn’t elaborate on the character of their considerations.
Requested concerning the trio, Solskjaer would solely say: “They’re injured.”
With these three gamers out and Solskjaer seeking to rotate his squad amid a busy fixture schedule, a number of fringe gamers bought an opportunity to start out towards Watford.
Amongst them was Donny van de Beek, who hasn’t loved a constant run of taking part in time after making a summer time transfer from Ajax.
Solskjaer was pleased with what he noticed from the Dutch worldwide on Saturday, saying he demonstrated his appreciable skill.
“I believe Donny confirmed once more his qualities, his tempo, he’s very technically clear,” Solskjaer mentioned.
“One little flick to play Juan [Mata] by and he’s bought that high quality to open up tight video games. He’ll profit from this recreation as properly.”
Brandon Williams additionally bought a begin towards Watford. After a breakthrough marketing campaign final season, Williams has seen his taking part in time restricted in 2020-21, main to speak he may go away the membership on mortgage this month.
“I assumed he had an excellent recreation,” Solskjaer mentioned of the 20-year-old defender. “He’s not performed for some time, taking part in on right-hand facet. It is likely to be simpler on the precise facet however more than happy with Brandon, one of many positives.”
United face a fast turnaround after their victory over Watford, as they journey to Turf Moor to face Burnley in a Premier League match on Tuesday.
Solskjaer’s facet are at the moment degree on factors with Liverpool on the prime of the desk, and have performed one recreation fewer than Jurgen Klopp’s males.
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