Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been speaking to the media today, and confirmed two Man United injuries ahead of our Premier League opener against Crystal Palace.
After about a month since our Europa League semi-final defeat, the Red Devils are already preparing to go again. This time around, we’re going into the campaign full of confidence.
Donny van de Beek has been signed, while hopefully, more are on the way. Solskjaer needs to be given every possible opportunity to succeed as United boss and new faces will give him that chance.
For now, though, attentions turn to Crystal Palace. Roy Hodgson’s side picked up a 1-0 win in their first game last week and will be feeling confident. It’s down to United to end those hopes.
Anyway, ahead of the game, Solskjaer has been speaking to the media. Amongst the topics of discussion was Man United injuries, with the boss confirming two. Both Phil Jones (surprise surprise) and Axel Tuanzebe are out of action.
Check out what Solskjaer had to say here:
“Phil Jones is still out,” Ole told ManUtd.com this morning. “Axel is not 100 per cent back with us yet, but he’s on the grass running, which is a positive. Apart from that, we don’t have any serious injuries, but, as we’ve said, the players are at different stages of their training programmes.”
Tuanzebe has been nursing a problem for the better part of twelve months now. He, like Luke Shaw, missed United’s Europa League campaign at the back-end of last term. The good news is that the centre-half doesn’t seem too far away now…
As for Jones, well, it’s the least we expect. This guy is a walking disaster and the fact that he’s out injured again surprises nobody. The problem is, him being on the treatment table all-but guarantees he’ll be at United for another season.
This is the problem United have. The club has far too much dead-wood on their books, all collecting massive wages that no potential buying side wants to take on. Until these guys are allowed to leave, this problem will continue to remain. Jones sums it up perfectly and it’s quite frankly a travesty he’s still at Old Trafford.