Preview: Everton v Man Utd

Manchester United are waiting on the fitness of Anthony Martial as the Reds prepare for Sunday’s Premier League game at Goodison Park.

Martial was absent from Thursday’s 5-0 win over Club Brugge in the Europa League. He had picked up an injury in training on Wednesday.

“He went off [during] training yesterday and had treatment,”said Solskjaer, at his post-match press conference.

“He reported this morning and had a fitness test, It’s not his hamstring, its his thigh, in and around the knee.”

Ole admitted that the extent of the injury would not be known until Martial undergoes a scan on Friday.

“Odion has definitely shown what type of a striker he is. He’ll be ready for Sunday,” Solskjaer added.

Long-term absentees Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Lee Grant remain on the sidelines for Sunday’s 14:00 GMT kick-off.

Solskjaer also said earlier in the week that, although they are once again training with the first team, returning pair Axel Tuanzebe and Tim Fosu-Mensah will need some game time with the Under-23s in order to boost their match fitness.

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French left-back Lucas Digne (muscle strain) and winger Theo Walcott (knee) are all doubts for Sunday’s match, having both missed last weekend’s 3-2 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates stadium.

Although midfielder Andre Gomes has returned from the leg fracture he suffered back in November, and is in contention to start, fellow midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin is still a long-term absentee after undergoing surgery on a thigh injury. The Ivorian has only played once for the Toffees since signing from Mainz in the summer.

The referee will be Chris Kavanaugh and the match will be televised at 9 am ET in the US on NBCSN. In the UK the match will air at 14:00 GMT on several Sky Sports Channels, including Premier League and Main Event. MUTV will provide exclusive build-up in Match Day Live from 12:55 GMT, followed by live audio commentary of the game itself.

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