How Man Utd could line-up vs West Brom with Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood doubts but Martial out with injury

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OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has something of an injury crisis on his hands ahead of Manchester United’s clash with West Brom.

Having not played since the 3-1 win at Everton due to the international break, the Red Devils boss would have hoped to have come out of the blocks firing.

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How Man Utd could line-up against West Brom on Saturday

But Solskjaer could be without his ENTIRE group of strikers, while also missing key men in defence.

In attack, Man Utd will definitely be without Anthony Martial, who suffered a back injury on France duty.

And there are doubts too surrounding Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

Rashford missed the international break with a shoulder injury, while Solskjaer asked both England and their Under-21s to not pick Greenwood.

Solskjaer said: “The short version is Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones are the only ones who didn’t join in parts of the training today. They’re at different stages.

“Some of them had recovery after the international on Wednesday and travelled and are working back after injury and fitness and we’ll make a decision tonight but most of them have joined in today and some joined in yesterday, so looking good.

“Rashford and Lindelof? Possibles, but some of them are probably some doubts. Marcus joined in for the first time today, hopefully there’s no reaction, I’m not sure.

“Bailly, that was his first day today, so no. Him and Marcos Rojo joined for the first time in a month, at least, so they’re not ready.

“Victor, we’ll have to check tomorrow because his back is not great.”

Under-21s boss Aidy Boothroyd admitted Greenwood ‘has had a lot of niggling injuries and a lot of things going on in his life’.

That leaves only Edinson Cavani available to lead the line should they miss out.

And the new-boy – who scored his first United goal against Everton – is a doubt himself.

Cavani only recently returned from Uruguay duty and even missed Thursday’s training session.

Another way Solskjaer could line-up his Man Utd squad on Saturday

The ex-Paris Saint-Germain veteran is still most-likely to lead the line, flanked by Daniel James and Juan Mata should Rashford and Greenwood miss out.

In midfield, Solskjaer is likely to pick his preferred trio, with Scott McTominay and Fred playing deeper, and Bruno Fernandes slotting in at the No10 position.

David De Gea will keen his place between the sticks.

But with Luke Shaw out with a hamstring injury, Alex Telles may be forced to start at left-back after seemingly recovering from coronavirus, having returned a fresh negative test.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka will continue at right-back, but there are concerns in the heart of defence.

Phil Jones is unregistered, while there are injury doubts surrounding Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

Maguire complained of a bruised foot following England’s win over Iceland.

Lindelof played through the pain for Sweden despite a back injury, while Bailly could be fit, but has been out of action since early October.

Bailly was picked for Ivory Coast’s two games during the international break – but failed to play in either match.

That means Axel Tuanzebe will likely start, with Solskjaer hoping Maguire is pain-free for the match.

Man Utd welcome West Brom to Old Trafford for Saturday’s 8pm kick-off.

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