Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested Manchester United may have to rotate their options ahead of the club’s Europa League quarter-final with Granada.
United face the Spanish side in the first leg of their last eight tie tomorrow evening, with the Red Devils hoping to take a positive result against the La Liga side ahead of the return at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer’s squad has a number of concerns ahead of the clash with Anthony Martial having suffered a knee injury whilst on international duty last month, an issue that could keep the forward out for the remainder of the campaign.
Marcus Rashford is also a doubt after limping off after scoring in the 2-1 win over Brighton last weekend, though the England international has been confirmed as part of the travelling party.
Solskjaer admits he may look to utilise his squad with United facing a Premier League meeting with Tottenham between the two legs, insisting he will assess the fitness of his players ahead of a final decision on his starting side.
“I can’t disclose my team now, we’re not going to do that,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference.
“We pick a team to win each game. This is just the first half of the leg. We have big games coming up and that’s always a conundrum.
“Who can play 90? Who can play four or five on the bounce? Who needs a rest? We always have a check in the morning to see how everyone is feeling.
“Marcus [Rashford] is travelling and we have to make a decision tomorrow if he starts or is on the bench. I don’t think he’ll play 90 minutes. With the keepers it’s the same, I have two great keepers.”
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Author: Harry Diamond