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Five Man United stars set to return for AC Milan clash

PREMIER LEAGUE By Mirror | March 15th 2021
Manchester United's Luke Shaw celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates [Pool via REUTERS/Peter Powell]

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Manchester United could be set for a major injury boost - with up to five players set to return for their game against AC Milan this week.

A number of key members of the team, such as Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba, have been absent recently with various issues.

And with United now approaching the crunch part of the season, Solskjaer will be desperate to have a fully fit squad back soon.

Speaking ahead of their Europa League last-16 second leg against Milan, Solskjaer offered positive news about the three aforementioned players, as well as Donny van de Beek and David de Gea.

"Injury-wise I hope we have four or five players back for that game [against Milan]," Solskjaer said. "It's very likely Edinson and Anthony are fit, Donny as well.

"Paul might make the trip and David is back from isolation, that's more numbers, today we had two goalkeepers on the bench so we need them back."

United beat West Ham 1-0 on Sunday to boost their hopes of cementing a top-four finish sooner rather than later.

Manchester United's Edinson Cavani [Pool via REUTERS/Michael Regan]

And Solskjaer admitted he and his side have a huge few weeks coming up as they continue to battle on three fronts in the Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup.

"This has been a big period for us," he continued. "The last few league games were big games right near the top of the league and we are starting to build momentum.

“We opened the gap to West Ham which was important for us, and now we want to improve on last season by getting to finals.

“It looked like everyone wanted to show what they could do tonight. Maybe we were a bit too eager with our finishing but afterwards it was spot on.

"They are always going to make it hard for you. We could have been more comfortable towards the end. We like to make it hard for ourselves!"

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