April 20, 2021

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Man United issue team updates for Granada clash including Rashford and Bailly

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Marcus Rashford is ‘okay’ after coming through Wednesday’s training session unscathed and remains available for Manchester United’s Europa League trip to Granada.

Rashford is an injury doubt after limping off against Brighton at the weekend, but the forward has travelled to Spain for United’s quarter-final first leg. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Wednesday that Rashford would be assessed after training, and has now confirmed he remains in contention to play some part against Granada.

Issuing fitness updates on three players, Solskjaer said : “Marcus is okay-ish. He’s trained on Wednesday morning and Juan [Mata] is back training as is Alex [Telles], so we’re looking stronger definitely. We didn’t lose anyone last weekend against Brighton.”

Expanding on Rashford’s availability from the start in Spain, Solskjaer was slightly more tight-lipped.

He continued: “We’ve got loads of games and we need players to work together as a squad – is it from the start or is it coming on? He’s available to be selected as I said either as a sub or a starter.”

Solskjaer also confirmed that Eric Bailly remains out of the country following his positive test for Covid-19, saying the defender is feeling okay but there is no timeframe on a return to Manchester.

“He needs a negative test before he can come back to us,” Solskjaer confirmed.

“It’ll take the time it takes unfortunately. That’s the world we live in at the moment and we’ve got to take the precautionary measures. Hopefully Eric is still feeling okay, last time I spoke to him he was alright.”

While Bailly won’t be involved against Granada, Solskjaer hinted that youngster Anthony Elanga isn’t just with the squad to make up the numbers and could be involved.

The manager said: “I’ve got faith in the young lads of course and in Anthony we have a player with good skills, a great attitude and he scores goals from either the right or left, and he’s got good pace. He’s not just there for experience, he might actually play a part, who knows. He’s got that X-factor and I like players with speed and acceleration and he’s definitely got that.”

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