Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told reporters at his press conference he has not ruled out Brandon Williams or Luke Shaw for Thursday’s game.

United face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, days after both players went off injured in the draw with Southampton.

Solskjaer said: “Luke has got a swollen ankle. Hopefully, I’ll give him as much time as possible to recover.

“We’ve not trained this morning (yet) none of them trained yesterday. I’ll give them as much time as possible to get the swelling away.”

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Asked about the upcoming FA Cup semi-final on Sunday against Chelsea, Solskjaer said that the game with Palace was his priority.

He said: “The team selection on Thursday is based on Thursday and not on Sunday. Sunday is irrelevant and does not come into my head at all.

“There was a couple of doubts before Southampton but they all reported fit on the day. There might be one or two fresh legs coming in.”

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It sounds as though both Williams and Shaw will be game time decisions for United.

 

There are alternatives in the squad, with Diogo Dalot the most likely fill-in if both are not ready to go.

While Solskjaer says he is planning just for Thursday’s game at present, that does not mean yet another unchanged XI.

All players’ fitness must be assessed, to see whether they are ready to start a second match in four days.

Marcus Rashford and Nemanja Matic are two players who are due a rest, and it is about time Solskjaer used the squad at his disposal.

United should have enough to beat a Palace side on a five game losing streak even with a couple of changes.

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