Manchester United and Manchester City meet this weekend in what may be the most critical match of the season, with both teams in the Premier League’s top two positions.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is optimistic that two players will be healthy enough to face Manchester City.It comes as Manchester United prepares to face a squad that has won 21 games in a row.
For the Red Devils, who are already 14 points behind their Premier League opponents, there is a lot on the line.City seem to be on their way to winning the league and could extend their advantage over their nearest rival to 17 points on Sunday.
With 10 games remaining, it will almost certainly be too many to overcome – and that might also be the case if United wins.
Solskjaer, on the other hand, is keeping to his word and intends to take City as far as they can in the title chase.
With Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial on the verge of returning to fitness, his case could be bolstered significantly.
“Of course, we’re expecting to get one or two back,” Solskjaer said on Friday to MUTV.
“We can’t guarantee that all of the players who weren’t available against Palace will be available this time.””If not, we’ll stick with the same team.”
United have drawn three consecutive 0-0 draws against Real Sociedad, Chelsea, and Crystal Palace, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate for his team to show more ingenuity.
Since sustaining a thigh injury in February, Pogba has not featured since a 3-3 draw against Everton.
Victor Lindelof was an unused replacement as Solskjaer continues to track a long-term back injury. Martial had a knock in training and was ruled out of the Palace match.
With David de Gea away in Spain for the birth of his brother, Dean Henderson looks poised to keep his place in goal.