Cape Town - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United are struggling
to find a couple of full-backs to face West Ham on Saturday.
With Luke Shaw and Ashley Young both suspended for the
Premier League clash, Solskjaer may have to bring Matteo Darmain and Marcos
Rojo in from the cold to take on the Hammers at Old Trafford.
"We don't have full-backs this week," the manager
"Not too many as we've lost Luke and Ashley through
suspension. Antonio Valencia is still not fit.
"Maybe Darmian will be available for the bench and Rojo
has been training for a while.
"He's available and we've got Phil Jones, who could
also play there. Rojo needed to get out on the big pitch [in the Under-23s
against West Brom last Friday] so he could have that game but we've had a
couple of practice matches so let's see what we decide."
Solskjaer also offered his take on Ander Herrera's injury
problems, but Nemanja Matic may return from illness to take on Manuel
"I doubt Nemanja is available because of his illness,
maybe because he’s warrior and wants to join in and help his team-mates.
"Let's see after today. He trained individually
There was better news - if you choose to look upon it that
way - over Alexis Sanchez's injury.
The Chilean forward could be back for the trip to Barcelona
"He is training with us," Solskjaer said of
Sanchez. "He's trained twice, trained today, I'm not sure if he's going to
"He's injury free but we're not sure 100 per cent for
tomorrow, maybe more likely for Barcelona game. Let's see."
"I've still got options of course to rest one or two
because there are games coming up and they'll all play a part.
"We had players on the bench on Wednesday night like
Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial who normally start games.
"There will be a couple of changes. Let's see what
we’ll decide on."