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Man Utd team news: Solskjaer to be without 9 players for Partizan Belgrade clash

Manchester United are set to be without as many as nine first team squad players for Thursday night’s Europa League clash with Partizan Belgrade

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Manchester United continue their Europa League campaign when they welcome Partizan Belgrade to Old Trafford on Thursday night.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still having to deal with a lengthy injury list ahead of the game with as many as nine first team squad players expected to miss the visit of Partizan tomorrow evening.

Paul Pogba remains on the sidelines as he’s still recovering from a troublesome ankle injury which is expected to keep him out until December while Nemanja Matic is also still working his way back to full fitness having missed the last four matches.

Luke Shaw is close to making his return from a hamstring injury which has kept him on the treatment table since Man Utd’s defeat to Crystal Palace back in late August.

Shaw has been back in light training recently, however, the Manchester Evening News says the defender still trained away from the main squad at Carrington today so he won’t be involved against Partizan.

The newspaper says Victor Lindelof wasn’t involved in training this morning after suffering a back injury during the defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend so the centre-back is unlikely to feature in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Angel Gomes is still not back in training as he continues to recover from a knock so he remains on the sidelines along with Axel Tuanzebe, Eric Bailly, Tim Fosu-Mensah and Diogo Dalot meaning Manchester United will be without nine players tomorrow.

With so many players on the treatment table, Solskjaer is going to have to rely on youth to fill the squad and the likes of Brandon Williams, Laird, Tahith Chong, James Garner and Mason Greenwood could be involved against Partizan after training with the first team today.

United head into Thursday night’s game after beating Partizan 1-0 two weeks ago and another victory at Old Trafford tomorrow would secure safe passage to the knockout stages of the Europa League.

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