Solskjaer Speaks On Latest Injury Concern Ahead Of Newcastle Clash

Manchester United had a forgettable night in Netherlands where they played an underwhelming goalless draw with Alkmaar on Thursday.

The Red Devils only managed a shot on target throughout the game, so much to the disappointment of the traveling fans.

Speaking about his players’ performance during the game, Solskjaer said he was pleased with their performance despite their inability to produce many clear-cut opportunities.

He equally claimed that his players should have been awarded a penalty kick for the foul on Marcus Rashford in the 18-yard box which was surprisingly turned down by the match officials.

“(I’m) Very happy with the boys, We came away with a good performance, it should have been three points of course because it’s a nailed-on penalty. You can’t even discuss it.” he said during his post-match conference.

“If you get your draws away from home and win the home games, you’ll be fine.” he said.

Things went from bad to worse for the United manager when Jesse Lingard picked up a hamstring injury and couldn’t complete the encounter.

Speaking to newsmen concerning Lingard’s injury, Solskjaer said: “He tweaked his hamstring, so he didn’t feel like he could risk it. But hopefully, it’s not too bad”

He confirmed that the England international is ruled out of Newcastle’s clash but could be back in time to face Liverpool after the international break.

“Probably not Newcastle, but [he should] be ready for Liverpool [on October 20].” he concluded.

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