Solskjaer gives verdict on 18-year-old youngster that could make his debut against Granada

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Manchester United will be without a number of first-team players for the Europa League quarter-final second leg clash with Granada.

The likes of Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay will miss the tie, as they are to serve one match suspensions.

With illness and injury to account for more absentees, 18-year-old Will Fish has been added to the squad to offer cover at the back. The young centre-half has impressed so far for Neil Wood’s Under-23 side this season and captained the club at Under-16 level.

Speaking ahead of the game, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has declared that Fish can give a good account of himself if he eventually gets to play against Granada.

“He’s a very good talent, a composed centre-back with physical stature,” Solskjaer told the club’s official website.

“He’s one we believe in. Of course, we’ve lost a few defenders so to have Will on the bench is a good experience for him and he’s there if he’s needed and he’s ready.

“That’s why we have a good, strong squad and that’s why these players come in every day knowing that at one part of the season, you’ll have to contribute and make an important contribution.

“So I trust the ones that come in.”

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