On the eve of Manchester United’s trip to Craven Cottage, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has announced two defenders won’t be able to perform against Fulham
Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia have joined Marcos Rojo on the sidelines after picking up injuries on the training ground.
During the press-match conference held on Friday morning, the Norwegian manager has revealed both defenders will be ruled out for a couple of weeks.
“Antonio has been training hard, really hard, and then he got a setback. So, hopefully, in a couple of weeks, he’ll be back with us.”
“He’s been a fantastic servant at the club, he’s captain for a reason, and hopefully, we can get him back on the pitch. It was hard when he broke down because he would have traveled this weekend.”
“Rojo has been training for a few days, so he’s back in training,” Solskjaer added. “But we’ve lost Antonio and Matteo through niggles for a couple of weeks.”
The Italian and the Ecuadorian have spent almost the entire first half of the season out of action, with Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, and Ashley Young covering the full-back positions under both Jose Mourinho and Solskjaer.
Although both players have spent the majority of the season on the fringes of the Red Devils’ team, it could still be an issue for the Premier League heavyweights ahead of their massive Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain.