As the teams were announced, Manchester United fans were left scratching their heads. Timothy Fosu-Mensah was named as the starting right-back. Supporters wondered whether an Aaron Wan-Bissaka injury had happened in training…
Well, the fact that Wan-Bissaka was named amongst the substitutes certainly offered some hope.
Before kick-off, though, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed the 22-year-old star picked up a knock against Chelsea. Thankfully, the injury wasn’t serious, with ‘The Spider’ coming on to play the second 45 minutes.
“He got a knock last game against Chelsea so hopefully he’ll be okay to come on if we need to and for the Leicester game,” Solskjaer said live on Sky Sports, transcribed by the Manchester Evening News.
The last thing we’d need right now is a long-term Wan-Bissaka injury. For my money, he’s been our Player of the Season due to his consistency throughout the campaign.
Solskjaer didn’t really shed light on what the problem was, but I hope he wasn’t being risked against West Ham tonight because in all honesty, it didn’t change the final outcome. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, of course…
Now it’s all eyes on the King Power Stadium this Sunday. A draw will do it for the Red Devils, though with the form we’re showing, it’s going to be tough.
Wan-Bissaka is going to have to get himself as close to 100% as possible for this one. No doubt he’ll have a busy afternoon against Jamie Vardy and the rest of that talented Leicester City front line. Simply put, if he and the rest of the defenders can keep a clean-sheet, we’ll be playing Champions League football next season.