Cavani, Maguire and Greenwood in squad vs Chelsea
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could potentially hand a debut to Edinson Cavani after the Uruguay international was included in the squad for today’s game against Chelsea.
Solskjaer could also have Harry Maguire and Mason Greenwood fit and available to play a part after they were spotted arriving at The Lowry Hotel on Friday night.
“I hope and expect all three of them to be available for selection,” Solskjaer said of Cavani, Maguire and Greenwood in his pre-match press conference on Friday morning. “Of course, we’ve got a training session this morning but they’ve all got a chance, all of them.”
Here’s the latest team news in full ahead of today’s Chelsea clash.
Rival coaches praise Rashford’s activism
Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard have praised Marcus Rashford for his campaign against child poverty in the UK.
Government ministers voted against the 22-year-old’s passionate campaign for them to continue their free school meals scheme over the upcoming school holidays.
Rashford has since taken to social media to share postings by businesses and restaurants offering free meals to children, across the country.
“I’m not sure I can find any better words than other and much smarter people than me said about it,” said Liverpool coach Klopp. “But what Marcus started there is absolutely incredible and it’s so nice. With all the rivalry between the clubs and stuff like this, in these moments as footballers – and as human beings – always united.”
Lampard said: “It’s been great to see young players with personality, with a voice, speaking up for things that they care passionately about. I absolutely commend him for that.”
Solskjaer sets Tuanzebe challenge
United centre-half Axel Tuanzebe provided a reminder of what an asset he can be for Solskjaer with his star showing in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over PSG.
Solskjaer has full confidence in Tuanzebe’s ability, but reiterated the importance of keeping fit and injury-free going forward.
“For me now, it’s about keeping him injury-free, keeping him consistently out there on the training ground and playing games so he’s got all the work, because he’s missed too much football early on in his career,” said the United coach.
“We knew he was due to be fit around about this time and he’s worked really hard. We believe in the kid, that’s for sure. He’s proven that in glimpses but now it’s about being consistent.”