Solskjaer says Victor Lindelof still a doubt to face City

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has held his press conference ahead of Saturday’s derby with Manchester City.

This is United’s first home fixture since the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool.

The key line from Solskjaer’s presser is Victor Lindelof’s fitness.

The Swede did not travel to Italy for the game with Atalanta after picking up a knock in training on Monday.

Lindelof could make a quick recovery but Solskjaer says he is still a doubt.


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Solskjaer said: “He’s still a doubt but hopefully he can come back in tomorrow and say that he’s ready. I can’t promise you.”

He added Raphael Varane is expected to be out for ‘four or five weeks’.

Lindelof could play as part of a back three along with Eric Bailly and Harry Maguire,

Or he could be selected as part of a two. Solskjaer would have to select two from three.

But with question marks over his fitness, it is more likely Bailly plays.

Solskjaer describd Bailly’s performance as ‘excellent’ in his press conference, talking up the importance of his squad.

United can go level on points with City with a win and ease much of the pressure on Solskjaer.

The last meeting between the two teams was a 2-0 win for United last season, although City won the last match at Old Trafford by the same scoreline in the Carabao Cup semi-final.

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