Solskjaer slams international duty as he reveals four players who could miss Brighton clash

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Manchester United play host to Brighton at Old Trafford on Sunday, and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has quite a few injury worries ahead of the game.

Solskjaer complained about the international games as some of his players returned with injury. Marcus Rashford had to withdraw from the England squad due to an ankle injury, while Mason Greenwood also came back ahead of schedule from the Under-21 squad over fitness issues. Anthony Martial picked up a knee injury while on international duty with France, and Victor Lindelof had since withdrawn from the Sweden squad and has been suffering a long-term back injury.

Martial is yet to return to training, and United boss is hopeful Rashford and Greenwood could feature on Sunday, having returned to training.

“It’s always the way when you send them away on international duty, you keep fingers cross they will be available,” Solskjaer told reporters as he spoke about the fear of international football.

“I don’t know about Anthony, he didn’t join in training this morning. Marcus and Mason, they trained for first time this morning, hopefully they will get through that today with no reaction.

“If they complete the session tomorrow they might be available.”