Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Triple injury blow for Man United in Everton win

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms TRIPLE injury blow in Manchester United’s win at Everton as Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof limp off the Goodison Park pitch on Saturday

  • Manchester United beat Everton 3-1 on Saturday after three games without a win
  • Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani scored for the Red Devils
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Rashford, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof have injuries
  • There is also concern for goalkeeper David De Gea who has a groin problem 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Manchester United suffered three injury setbacks involving Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof during their 3-1 win at Everton. 

The Red Devils came from behind at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime thanks to first-half goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford after Bernard had put the Toffees in front early on.

Edinson Cavani netted his first goal for the club in the 95th minute to seal the points but Solskjaer has revealed there is bitter news to come from their first victory in three matches in all competitions, including some concern for David De Gea.  

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) said Man United’s Victor Lindelof (right) was injured at Everton

Solskjaer confirmed Marcus Rashford also picked up a shoulder issue after a foul by Bernard

When asked if there were any injuries at Everton, Solskjaer told MUTV: ‘Yes. Victor’s back, Marcus’s shoulder, Luke Shaw’s hamstring. That’s three I can remember from the top of my head.

‘I hope everyone else is okay. David didn’t play [in midweek] but he had a groin problem before the game.’

Both Lindelof and Rashford lasted the full 90 minutes in Merseyside on Saturday, but Shaw had to be withdrawn by Solskjaer after 67 minutes for Axel Tuanzebe due to the hamstring problem. 

Luke Shaw was forced off the 3-1 win at Everton in the second-half due to a hamstring problem

In his post-match interview with BT Sport, Solskjaer slammed the ‘football authorities’ for the lack of rest time given to the club following their Champions League game in midweek.

United were beaten 2-1 by Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday night and did not get back home until four o’clock in the morning on Thursday. Solskjaer was furious that his side were forced to play at Everton just over 48 hours after their return. 

‘Our boys were set up to fail today with the scheduling,’ he raged. ‘How can you expect players to perform with the 12.30 kick off time? It’s an absolute joke.

Solskjaer (above) was furious his side were given little rest after their Champions League game

‘Of course we tried to move this game. What sense was there playing Saturday lunchtime when we could play Sunday because of the international break afterwards.

‘I pushed my club to really fight on this one to give us half a chance. But it was just quashed and we were told “No, it’s been selected”.’

The Manchester United boss, who is under intense pressure at Old Trafford after a slow start to the Premier League season, pointed as the large amount of injuries felt by the clubs since the start of the campaign in September.

The Everton game came 48 hours after Man United landed back after their loss in Turkey

Solskjaer added: ‘There have been too many serious injuries in the Premier League this season that can be from physical or mental fatigue.

‘We want this product to be the best in the world. We don’t want it to harm any player. These are difficult times for everyone, not just football, and we need to look after everyone.

‘Use common sense, and sort out the schedule. This is such a serious issue, that we don’t look after these players. They are not robots, they are human beings.’ 

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