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Man Utd's Cavani, Martial set for return against AC Milan

FOOTBALL By Reuters | March 15th 2021
Manchester United's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during an English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Manchester United at the St. Mary's stadium in Southampton, England, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (AP)

Manchester United forwards Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial are likely to return for Thursday's Europa League last-16 second leg game against AC Milan, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

United were without the duo for Sunday's Premier League match against West Ham United, which they won 1-0 thanks to a second-half own goal by Craig Dawson.

"It's very likely Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial are fit, Donny van de Beek, hopefully as well," Solskjaer told a news conference.

First-choice goalkeeper David De Gea is also available having returned from paternity leave in Spain, while Paul Pogba is close to a return from a thigh problem.

February 2, 2021 Manchester United's Anthony Martial [REUTERS]

"Paul even might make the trip and David is back from isolation ... So a stronger squad to travel with," said Solskjaer, whose side drew the first leg 1-1 at home.

"We need them back. We want to improve on last season. It's a massive week for us."

Following the Milan match, Manchester United take on Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

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