Manchester United team news: Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial all doubts to face Bournemouth


Manchester United team news: Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial all doubts to face Bournemouth

Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he could be without three attacking players for the visit of Bournemouth on Sunday.

Anthony Martial missed the 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town with illness while Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez were also absent from the Boxing Day victory, and the clash with the Cherries may come too soon for all of them.

Anthony Martial is again a doubt to face Bournemouth

“We’ve not had a lot of training since so we had yesterday (Thursday) off,’ said Solskjaer at his press conference.

“Today’s the first day back. Romelu, Anthony and Alexis were light training yesterday so hopefully they can join part of the training today, let’s see how they come through.

“Marcos (Rojo) and Scott (McTominay) look like they can take part soon. Chris Smalling’s got a sore foot so I don’t think we’ll see him until the New Year, maybe not before Spurs, probably, but you never know.”

“We have a confident squad but it’s a different thing when you’re fan on the outside. It’s easy to say who should be playing. Suddenly you end up with six forwards or six centre-backs.

Solskjaer will be hoping for a third consecutive win

“My thing now is Romelu, Alexis, Anthony, Jesse (Lingard), Marcus (Rashford), Juan (Mata), six forwards. The rotation between players is important.”

Solskjaer will be hoping for a third consecutive win since taking over from Jose Mourinho, having begun his time in charge with a comprehensive 5-1 at Cardiff.

“We’ve got to focus on our performance against Bournemouth. These two games have been fantastic – my first game and first game at Old Trafford,” he added.

“That’s new so keep that momentum going against Bournemouth. When you lose a game you won’t see many smiles about.”