Boost for Man United as Solskjaer confirms attacking star will be available for Villa clash

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Team News: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides an update on Manchester United ahead of the clash against Aston Villa

According to the club’s official site, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided the latest team news ahead of the weekend’s clash against Aston Villa.

The Red Devils are currently joint top on points with Chelsea and Liverpool after securing 13 points from their first five games. They will be keen to keep the run going as they look to end a nine-year wait for the title.

Solskjaer made 11 changes to his side that took on West Ham United in the Carabao Cup midweek. It backfired as the Red Devils suffered a shock 1-0 loss at home. The Norwegian will be keen to see his side get back to winning ways.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to win a single trophy as a Manchester United manager. (imago Images)

He will be boosted by the return of striker Edinson Cavani who will be available for the game. Whether the Uruguayan will be deemed fit enough to start or come off the bench remains to be seen.

“Edinson has joined in training fully after that game [on Wednesday] and he’s held his hand up and is ready.”

As things stand only Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo are sidelined for United. This presents Solskjaer with the challenge of choosing who to play and who to bench. A rather enviable position to be in.

“It gives me selection headaches [smiles], which is what I’d rather have than the other way around.”

Marcus Rashford is still sidelined. (Laurence Griffiths)

Solskjaer believes having a number of options is a good thing. It is a poisoned chalice, however, should he fail to get the desired results.

“Sometimes you have to leave players out that you don’t feel deserve to be left out. But that’s the nature of the beast and we’ve got to make sure we are ready for every single game.”

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Villa, meanwhile, will not be able to call upon Axel Tuanzebe given that the player is on loan from United. They will also be without injured duo Leon Bailey and Morgan Sanson. Mike Targett remains a doubt while John McGinn n has been passed fit.

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