Solskjaer rules two key Man Utd players out of Sociedad clash

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ruled Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani out of their Europa League game with Real Sociedad.

The Red Devils’ Premier League form has dropped, winning one of their last five matches and that has seen them slip seven points behind league leaders Man City.




They face La Liga side Real Sociedad but Solskjaer has confirmed they will have to play the game without Van de Beek and Cavani, who will miss the match along with Paul Pogba.

Solskjaer told reporters: “Paul he is recovering well, starting treatment. Still a few weeks, so he won’t be playing in February that’s for sure.

“Apart from that a couple of doubts. Anthony and Scott, so we will have to check them tomorrow. Donny and Edinson definitely not travelling. He added: “Donny and Edinson are injured – muscle injuries.”

On whether his strikers have been contributing enough this campaign, Solskjaer said: “We are the team who have scored the most goals in the league. Our strikers haven’t scored as much as we’d like to – that’s a good problem.




“If we can get them firing we’ll have another edge in the games. They are working hard and doing well in training.”

Meanwhile, Mason Greenwood has signed a contract and improved deal on Tuesday keeping him at the club until at least 2025.




When asked what position is Greenwood’s best, Solskjaer said: “I think Mason was a bit shy there, he can play No.10 too! I think we just have to give him time to find his final position. He is a forward who moves really well along the line. Sometimes you don’t want to be right in the mix, so I think we have found he can play both really.

“In and around the goal – we need him there.”

JB

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