Ole Gunnar Solskjaer press conference

Solskjaer reveals Manchester United injury boost ahead of Everton trip

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he has been boosted by the return of a number of first-team players as Manchester United look to secure a top-four finish.

It has been a difficult few weeks for Manchester United since Solskjaer was given the managers job on a permanent basis, losing five of their last seven games, with the 4-0 aggregate defeat to Barcelona the latest in a line of disappointing results.

The Red Devils take the short trip down the M62 to face Everton this weekend, and after struggling with a number of injuries and suspensions in recent weeks, Solskjaer has discussed the state of his squad.

“We’ll have 20 [players] training this morning, plus the keepers, which is not bad,” the Norwegian told MUTV.

“Nemanja [Matic] and Alexis [Sanchez] had a good session yesterday as well, so they will probably be involved.”

He also added that Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly were nearing returns, although he was unsure on the status of club captain Antonio Valencia, who is set to leave the club in the summer.

“The squad is looking good and getting better and better, I have to say,” Solskjaer added.

“Ander is back in training – he’s been working really hard. Eric will be back in training over the weekend, Antonio we’re not sure about yet.”

United will however be without Luke Shaw, who serves the final game of his two-match suspension for accumulating 10 yellow cards.

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