SOLSKJAER EXPLAINS WHY MARTIAL FAILED TO MAKE THE TEAM AGAINST BURNLEY AND WHY PEREIRA IS STARTING

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to extend his winning start as Manchester United boss against Burnley tonight with a ninth straight win since he replaced Jose Mourinho in December.

A victory against Burnley tonight will see Solskjaer become the first manager in Premier League history to win their first seven matches in the competition.

Solskjaer included Andreas Pereira in the starting XI for the game against Burnley tonight and it’s the Brazilian’s first Premier League appearance in 2019.

Speaking to MUTV, Solskjaer revealed why he started Pereira: “He’s been fantastic is training, really determined.

“He was disappointed in his game against Reading but we had a little chat about it and he’s been really working hard and he really wants a chance, of course Ander has been different class, but, we need to rotate a little bit because there’s a couple of niggles coming on so we need to rotate.”

Anthony Martial, scorer of United’s third goal in the win against Arsenal at the Emirates failed to make the match day squad for the game against Burnley.

Solskjaer revealed the France international picked an injury in training and wasn’t fit to play tonight.

“He got a slight injury in training hopefully he will be back for next weekend but no chance today,” Solskjaer said.