Solskjaer offers fitness update ahead of Tottenham clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has faced the press for the first time since Manchester United’s 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool.

Solskjaer has conducted his press conference ahead of the trip to face Tottenham.

He said that Paul Pogba is his only absentee for the trip to face Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

That means that Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial are seemingly fit and available for the game.

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“Of course Paul is suspended but, apart from that, it’s a fully fit squad,” Solskjaer said.

“Which is a very strange position to be in, to have 25 outfield players and five keepers training. Thirty men training this week, all fit.”

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Solskjaer brought Harry Maguire straight back in after just one day of training against Leicester earlier this month.

Varane has had a full week of training, which means Solskjaer will likely have no qualms about bringing him straight back in.

That said, Solskjaer needs to make sure he does not make the same mistake, with so much on the line in this game.

Martial is more likely to be on the bench if anything at Spurs, but Solskjaer has a host of attacking options with which to change things after the Liverpool thrashing.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.