Manchester United host local rivals Manchester City in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday evening with several players in doubt, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Red Devils centre-half Harry Maguire picked up a knock in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Wolves in the FA Cup and faces a late fitness test for the crunch tie.
“We are going to give him as much time as possible,” United boss Solskjaer said.
“He was hobbling about yesterday but there are still 36 hours to go, so we will just wait with all of them.”
Attackers Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial are also doubts with both of the United forwards having missed the match against Wolves due to illness.
“We hope that everyone is going to be available but we don’t know, because some recover quicker from illnesses than others,” Solskjaer continued.
“So it is the same answer. We have just got to give them as much time as possible and make a decision on the team in the morning.”
United midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay are ruled out and Solskjaer only has three fit senior midfielders in Nemanja Matic, Fred and Andreas Pereira.
With Maguire a doubt, Red Devils veteran Phil Jones may be given an opportunity to partner Victor Lindelof in defence with Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe all out due to injury.
Diogo Dalot came off the United bench on Saturday, returning from a groin injury to make his first appearance since October
Solskjaer did not confirm whether Sergio Romero or David de Gea would start in goal against City.
Romero has kept more clean sheets in eight matches this season than De Gea has in 22 appearances for the Red Devils.
United defeated City 2-1 with goals from Rashford and Martial at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League earlier this season.
The victory was arguably United’s best performance of the season and Solskjaer will be hoping his players turn it up for the big game again on Tuesday.
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