Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects that the same team that was available for the game last week against Chelsea are the same players who will be available for our trip to Wolves at Molineux.
Ole said: “We’ve had a good week, good training week, a competitive week so hopefully we can have the same squad and people available, unless something changes towards the end. There are still a few days until we play.”
The boss was asked about Alexis Sanchez’s availability. This is what Ole had to say: “He’s part of our squad and he’s a very, very good player,” Ole told reporters. “He’s just had a couple of weeks [of training], three weeks now, so he’s a few weeks behind the rest, but he’s very close to being part of it [the squad].”
Eric Bailly is still unavailable due to a knee injury he picked up against Tottenham in pre-season. He had an operation and will not return until after Christmas. Also Timothy Fosu-Mensah is still recovering from a knee ligament operation that he had earlier this year.
As for Wolves, Nuno Espirito Santo made nine changes in the game that featured a 4-0 win over Armenian side FC Pyunik at Molineux and they qualified for the third round 8-0 on aggregate. There are no fresh injury concerns and Santo has a fully fit squad to choose from for Monday’s match.