Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivers Man Utd injuries update before PSG decider

"Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has gone into Man United and got some players working, got some players playing".

With so many players missing, Solskjaer had hoped to be able to be able to call on Martial - but he now says the Frenchman will not be risked.

Centre back Chris Smalling picked up his dry cleaning while fellow defender Diogo Dalot, now enjoying a run in the side, went for a fresh trim.

Just when it appeared Southampton were going to give their survival chances a massive boost, the home side turned the match on its head in the second half. Eight of Bournemouth's 14 home games in the league have ended this way and combine that with City conceded in five of their last eight away games in the Premier League, there is plenty of encouragement that the home team can cause their opponents problems in an attacking sense, whilst City virtually always score.

Lukaku cut a relaxed figure on Monday afternoon as he strolled through town in jeans and a khaki bomber jacket.

"We don't know yet", Solskjaer told Man United's website when asked about Sanchez's injury.

And after their Champions League commitments in Paris on Wednesday, Solskjaer's side face another crucial test in the Premier League when they travel to Arsenal on Sunday.

But it was seldom easy for City and manager Pep Guardiola was forced to replace Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones with muscle injuries that are particularly unwelcome with many important games coming up.

There was still time for United's Paul Pogba to have a penalty saved by Angus Gunn in injury time after Marcus Rashford was fouled.

Manchester United will host the English Premier League matchday 29, football match against Southampton Hotspurs at the Old Trafford on Saturday.

United will need to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg to progress to the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time since 2014. Solskjaer is the first of four United managers since Alex Ferguson's departure in 2013 to bring the feel-good factor back to the United faithful. "Not our best game but we have to be happy".

While United celebrate another win, Saints were left ruing what could have been after Yan Valery opened the scoring with a stunner and James Ward-Prowse made it 2-2 with a fine free-kick. Focusing back onto Lukaku, he may not be the fan's favourite player or a clinical forward, but he is showing huge signs that he has improved since the managerial change.

Notably, the reputed Keys and Gray show, also by beIN Sport, recently showed how other experts felt on Solksjaer's job at Old Trafford, as they felt it was seemingly "just a matter of dotting the i's and crossing the t's", before he took up the job full-time.

  • Rosalie Stanley