Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that neither Scott McTominay nor Mason Greenwood have travelled with the squad to face Club Brugge.
McTominay, who has been sidelined with a knee injury since December, has recently returned to light training, and there were hopes that he could finally return to first-team action against Brugge.
However, speaking to the club's official website, Solskjaer confirmed that McTominay had failed to make the squad, but Victor
"Victor has travelled with us. Scotty hasn’t made the squad yet. Mason hasn’t travelled, he didn’t feel well. Apart from that, it’s more or less the same squad as Monday," Solskjaer revealed.
The boss then went on to reveal that he is ready to rotate his team for Thursday's game, so as to keep his stars fresh for what is set to be an incredibly busy few weeks for United.
"The focus is this game," he continued. "We need to look after this one. Then again we have to think about from Monday until [the game against Manchester] City. That’s seven games in 21 days, a game every three days.
"We need to make sure we find the right moments to put players in and out, and rotate the squad. Everyone’s very important for us and we need to make sure everyone feels valued as well. Because they’re contributing for us behind the scenes in training. We’ll make some changes for this game.”
With United still narrowly behind in the race for the top four, winning the Europa League could be the Red Devils' best chance of sealing a spot in next season's Champions League, and Solskjaer confessed that he is well aware of the importance of the competition.
“Of course, if you’re out, you’re out and there’s no second chances," he said. "But we’re looking forward to this.
"We know it’s a tough draw. Normally when you win your group as comfortably as we did, you think you’re going to have a nice draw and then you end up with a Champions League team dropping down from there. So it’s a hard draw but we’re looking forward to it.”
Source : 90min