Martial and Lingard could play against Liverpool

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CARDIFF, WALES - DECEMBER 22: Anthony Martial of Manchester United celebrates scoring thier 3rd goal with Jesse Lingard during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial could make a swift return from injury against Liverpool on Sunday, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The United duo were ruled out action for three weeks after picking up injuries during United’s Champions League loss to PSG last week Tuesday.

However, Solskjaer has given a team boost in his media conference on Friday that both players could feature in the first-team training ahead of the Liverpool game.

“We are looking okay,” Solskjaer revealed via Sky. “I hope Jesse will be okay. I more hope than think Anthony will be okay.

“They have got to get through these two sessions, they have not been part of it [training] yet. They have been doing some recovery work.

“Every single player has their attributes and I think we showed against Chelsea that we can manage without them.

“We have got options, it is a big squad with good players and everyone is eager to play this game. If they [Martial and Lingard] don’t make it, then it might be the same team that played against Chelsea.”

The interim manager made it clear they are focused on their own results with the race for the title and Champions League positions shaping into a three-horse race.

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“I am not really focusing on what other teams are doing,” he said. “I am focusing on us and what we have to do, to get where we want to be.

“It is a three-horse race for the top, and it is a three-horse race for the fourth position, so that is more my focus – but now it is, of course, this game.

“I feel we have taken a few steps in the right direction, in the process of becoming what we want to become. That we are a team that challenges higher up the league.

“It’s not about pride, it’s onto the next one. I never look back, I just want to see forward.”


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