SOLSKJAER GIVES TEAM UPDATE AHEAD OF BURNLEY CLASH

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has won eight games on the bounce in the eight games he’s been in charge of the club, and the former Manchester United striker will be hoping for a ninth win when Burnley come visiting in a Premier League clash on Tuesday.

Chris Smalling has been out of action since the beginning of December with a foot injury, and Solskjaer has revealed that the 29-year-old is looking good ahead of Burnley clash.

“Chris has trained for a week now, so he’s looking good,” Solskjaer explained ahead of United’s match with Burnley on Tuesday evening.

“It’s about when do we get him into the team.”

Marouane Fellaini is still out with a calf strain and Marcos Rojo (knock) remain on the sidelines.

Rojo is yet to feature under Solskjaer, while Fellaini is yet to start a game but came off the bench against Cardiff and Reading.

Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones have impressed as Solskjaer’s first-choice centre-back partnership in Smalling’s absence, with the duo starting the last three games, and David De Gea has been impressed with their performance.

“I think the form of Jones and Lindelof is absolutely vital for the team,” said the Spaniard.

“They’ve enjoyed some excellent form and been very, very good. I think as they continue to play together they get to know each other more and each other’s style of play even more.

“All the defenders have been doing well. I think when the defence plays well it gives a lot of confidence throughout the team and it’s not just that we’re conceding less goals, I think we’re giving away less chances as well, so long may it continue.”