Chelsea's FA Cup semi-final opponents battling injuries including one to in-form attacker
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted three injury problems ahead of Crystal Palace game but insisted they all could be ready for Chelsea game.
Having failed to capitalise Chelsea and Leicester City’s slips as they had to share the points with Southampton on Monday, Solskjaer’s men are still outside the Champions League spot as things stand.
They will visit Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park tomorrow, before heading to Wembley for the FA Cup semifinal bout against Chelsea on Sunday.
Manchester United could be without some of their important players, however, as Solskjaer delivered some injury update ahead of Crystal Palace game.
He told Manchester United’s official website: “I’ll give Luke [Shaw] as much time as possible – him and Mason, their ankles are swollen and a bit blown up.
“I’ll give them as much recovery time as possible to give them a chance.
“Brandon [Williams] should be fine, he has a gash over the eye but if he can see out of it then.”
Losing Greenwood who netted four times in seven games since the Premier League restart, in particular, would be a massive blow for Solskjaer.
But he stressed that all three players could be ready to play against Chelsea, regardless of his team selection on Thursday.
“The team selection for Thursday is based on Thursday, not on Sunday,” he said.
“Sunday is irrelevant, it doesn’t come into my head at all. It’s just Thursday, so we’ll see.
The former Molde manager argued that he also had some injury doubts before Southampton game but those players were all reported fit on the match day.
The manager also hinted at some team rotation for Crystal Palace which would give some players some time to rest.
“And hopefully we can give them time now and not having to leave players out of injury, but as you say, there might be one or two fresh legs coming in,” he said.