Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that both Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Scott McTominay will miss Manchester United’s Carabao Cup quarter final against Everton due to injury.
United go into the game hot off the back of a superb 6-2 victory over Leeds. During their convincing win, McTominay was in inspired form, netting twice inside the first three minutes to get his side off to a dream start.
However, the Scot was substituted in the closing minutes with a suspected injury and Solskjaer has now said that the knock will keep him out of Wednesday’s game, along with Wan-Bissaka who is also struggling for fitness.
« Those two [Wan-Bissaka and McTominay] will miss the game against Everton definitely. Hopefully, it won’t be too long. They’ll be out but, apart from that, I think everyone is, more or less, okay, » he said (via the club’s official website).
Solskjaer has tended to shuffle his pack in the Carabao Cup this season and he hinted that this would again be the case against Everton.
« I’m not going to give you the team! But we will make a few changes. There have been a few players playing in the Carabao Cup earlier in the season and some will need a rest after the Leeds game. So it will be a fresh team, » he added.
Solskjaer went on to suggest that Bruno Fernandes would likely be rested, while Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani are both in line to play. He also said that Jesse Lingard – who has barely featured this season – would be involved against the Toffees.
« Jesse will be in the squad. He’s been working hard in training, » he said (via the Express)
« He’s been unfortunate with having to isolate a few times. He’s been a close contact with a COVID [positive person], not even having it himself. He’s been very unlucky being away from the training ground a few times. He’s been working really hard and he’ll be involved in the squad definitely on Wednesday. »