Manchester United face LASK in Austria behind shut doors in the Europa League on Thursday due to coronavirus problems
By Dan Sansom
Last Updated: 11/03/20 7: 06 pm
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer states Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is close to returning from injury, however Anthony Martial runs out Thursday’s Europa League suit versus LASK as well as a doubt for Sunday’s game at Tottenham.
United transform their emphasis back to the Europa League on Thursday night with a journey to the Austrian Bundesliga leaders for the initial leg of their last-16 connection.
Solskjaer’s side will certainly be missing out on long-lasting absentee Pogba, that is still taking care of a recurring ankle joint issue, however the United manager states the France worldwide is virtually all set to return to training.
“Paul is getting closer but today he wasn’t with the team. He’s not trained fully with the team yet but by next week he’ll be ready,” Solskjaer stated.
“Anthony harmed himself when he glided right into the message [against Manchester City] so he’s not all set for this game, ideally he can be all set for Sunday [against Tottenham] however I’m unsure. He’s battling a bit.”
Ole: Football is absolutely nothing without followers
The game in Austria on Thursday will certainly be played behind shut doors after the nation prohibited outside occasions of greater than 500 individuals due to is afraid over the coronavirus.
Chelsea, Wolves as well as Rangers are likewise established to play their forthcoming European away video games versus Bayern Munich, Olympiakos as well as Bayer Leverkusen specifically without viewers.
Asked whether it will certainly impact his side, Solskjaer stated: “The gamers are concentrated as well as simply focusing on the task. These are challenging situations, not simply for football however for the entire of culture.
“For us we simply have to do what we’re informed as well as proceed with the game if that’s what the authorities assume we need to do.
” I assume football is for followers, without followers we’re absolutely nothing so I assume the game need to constantly be for them. Of training course it’s still going to get on telly however tomorrow we could obtain a various message, or following week or 2 weeks’ time so certainly it’s a tight spot.
“We’ll have to produce our very own environment within the group, within the game certainly. They are utilized to training without any viewers anyhow as well as we do have some friendlies behind shut doors sometimes.
“I’m in no doubt that my players are focused and that we are ready to perform even though there’s no spectators there. It will be strange but we’re just going to make the most of it.”