Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unbeaten start as Manchester United boss finally came to an end on Tuesday night as Manchester United lost 2-0 to PSG in the first leg of the Champions League second round tie at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer made two enforced changes in the game against PSG as Jesse Lingard was replaced by Alexis Sanchez just before half time after picking up an injury while Anthony Martial was replaced by Juan Mata at half time after also picking up an injury.
Lingard pulled up after sending the ball wide to Martial on the break towards the end of the first period, while the Frenchman sustained his problem earlier in the proceedings but soldiered on until the interval. Ole confirmed after the game that the issues are hamstring and groin for Lingard and Martial respectively.
The duo have been ruled out for up to three weeks and are sure to miss the crucial upcoming games for United.
“I don’t think we will see them in the next two games,” Solskjaer said in his press conference at the AON training complex. “Let’s hope they heal quickly, but it looks like they might be out for two or three weeks.”
“Again, Antonio [Valencia] is out, Matteo [Darmian] is out, but apart from that we are good to go.”
Solskjaer went on to reveal that Academy striker Mason Greenwood was in line to feature at Chelsea before an injury ruled the prospect out of action.
“I was looking, with Anthony and Jesse out, to get Mason in but unfortunately he has got an injury as well so we won’t be able to blood him either, which is unfortunate for the boy.”
Solskjaer then confirmed that highly rated academy duo Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong will be available for game against Chelsea.
“It’s a chance for anyone who plays,” said Solskjaer.
“Alexis, Romelu, Chongy or Angel, Anthony and Jesse have done really well for us.
“They’re vital but then again with Rom and Alexis, they’ve got different skill sets and will be able to show what they can do. So we just need to gel a team together for Monday.
“Angel and Chongy have been training with us all week and the weeks leading up to this so there’s a big chance they’ll be involved.”