Manchester United Football Club have three big injury doubts ahead of the game against Burnley tomorrow.
To this point, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been pretty fortunate with injuries. However, problems may well be mounting – and at the worst possible time.
Whichever way you dress it up, Manchester United are in a title race. Timing-wise it couldn’t have been worse, with the Red Devils having a huge week ahead.
First, they play their game in hand (finally) against Burnley. Then, next Sunday, is a massive trip to Anfield. Win both and we’ll find ourselves six clear of our Merseyside rivals.
Before then, though, it’s all eyes on Turf Moor. Ahead of the game, Solskjaer has confirmed that United are sweating on the fitness of a key trio; Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof and Paul Pogba.
Our gaffer would tell us they were injured in his post-match press conference following our win over Watford. Though now, we know that it’s looking unlikely that any of them will be fit to go tomorrow.
Check out what Solskjaer had to say here:
“I hope so. I hope all of them for Liverpool anyway,” Ole told the media, including ManUtd.com.
“I’m not sure if they’ll make the Burnley one, but we have light training tomorrow [Sunday] and we’ll see on Monday.”
The good news? It sounds like our Norwegian gaffer is feeling pretty confident about their availability for the Liverpool game on Sunday, which is a massive plus.
At the very least, we can read between the lines and assume that the issues aren’t thought to be long-term ones. In Shaw’s case in particular, that’s massive because he’s been playing some brilliant football recently.
As for Lindelof, he’s been a regular starter for United over the last eighteen months. Having him as an option is going to be massive for our title aspirations.
We no longer need to speak about Pogba. He’s brilliantly-talented and that’ll never change. Sometimes, though, you get the impression that his head is just not in it anymore. I’ll give him credit for his recent form, mind.
The sooner these guys are back, the better it’ll be for all involved.