Trio out as Solskjaer names shock new Man Utd skipper for PSG conflict
Date revealed: Monday nineteenth October 2020 7:03
Three key Manchester United stars might be lacking for Tuesday evening’s Champions League opener towards PSG.
The Crimson Devils head to Paris for the Group H conflict, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirming that Bruno Fernandes will captain the aspect within the absence of Harry Maguire.
Maguire, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood will all be lacking towards the French champions, the place Fernandes will lead a depleted aspect.
Having responded to the embarrassing house loss to Tottenham by profitable 4-1 at Newcastle on Saturday, the Norwegian might be with out a lot of key gamers within the French capital.
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Requested to substantiate Maguire, Cavani and Greenwood could be absent on Tuesday, Solskjaer mentioned: “Yeah, and we’ve misplaced a pair in order that’s (Eric) Bailly didn’t journey or (Jesse) Lingard didn’t journey.
“We’re a bit bit depleted however we’ve got received greater than sufficient gamers.
“We hope the gamers received’t be away for too lengthy. Edinson wants just a few extra days coaching earlier than perhaps we are able to take into consideration the weekend.
“Hopefully Harry, Eric and Mason as properly however we’re undecided about that.”
Solskjaer confirmed Fernandes – so spectacular since his January arrival from Sporting Lisbon – would put on the captain’s armband in Paris.
“We hope Harry might be match for the weekend,” he added. “We’re undecided however we hope so and the captain sits subsequent to me – Bruno will captain the staff tomorrow.”
Herrera nonetheless a giant United fan
PSG will boast two former United gamers in Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera of their line-up.
The latter was a preferred determine at Outdated Trafford and, having left the membership final yr, believes his former membership are on the appropriate tracks.
“Manchester United is the largest membership within the UK – it’s the membership that I’m a fan of within the UK – however we’ve got to be truthful with the state of affairs,” Herrera mentioned.
“All the opposite groups have improved lots. Now we’ve got extra rivals for the titles than earlier than. What Sir Alex Ferguson did for the membership is tough to match with all the opposite managers and even with all the opposite golf equipment.
“I believe Manchester United has to not neglect – as a result of the recollections are nice and all of the followers have it within the thoughts – nevertheless it’s a brand new state of affairs, it’s new period, it’s a brand new Premier League, it’s a brand new soccer.
“They’re progressing, I believe. They’ve signed the appropriate gamers, in my view, and I don’t suppose they’re going backwards. I believe they’re going ahead.”
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