Manchester United v Chelsea preview

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For Sundays’ league home game against Chelsea, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that Ander Herrera could be available. He has missed several games for United with a hamstring injury. He has had success against Chelsea in the past.

“[There are] three games left of the season and Ander has been training, he’s been enthusiastic,” Ole told the assembled media in his press conference. 

“He’ll probably be involved. I think he’s fit enough to be involved on Sunday. I can’t guarantee it, because there’s still two days left, but he’s trained the last two days.”

Ole was asked if he would contemplate dropping David De Gea from the line-up.

“No. Not at all,” Ole responded. “I trust David and he’s, for me, been the best player United have had in the last six or seven years. He’s been absolutely outstanding and going through tough patches is just part of a footballer’s career. David will be fine, no worries.”

Scott McTominay may not play after missing last Wednesday’s loss to Manchester City. “Scott failed a fitness test on Wednesday morning, so he’s going to have another one today [Friday] probably to see if he’s available,” Ole said.


As for Chelsea, they may be with N’Golo Kante who sustained a rib injury during the Burnley game last Monday. Maurizio Sarri said “We are trying to recover Kante but I am not sure at the moment.” The Italian coach also said that Antonio Rudiger will be available against after missed the Monday’s game against Burnley.

Callum Hudson Odoi may not recover in time for this game. He had surgery on his ruptured achilles tendon. It may rule him out for the rest of the season.

“The operation of Callum went in the right way. He will be back here in one or two days. He needs time now. Callum is a very young man, physically and mentally. I am sure he will be able to return better than before,” Sarri said on Friday. The game time: 11:30 am Eastern time.

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