McTominay sends Man United into fourth round

Manchester United's Scott Mc Tominay celebrates scoring their first goal against Watford

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been left sweating over the fitness of Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly ahead of the trip to Burnley on Tuesday.

The Red Devils are level on 33 points with Premier League leaders Liverpool and will usurp them with a positive result on Tuesday evening at Turf Moor.

Striker Edinson Cavani is set to return to the squad after completing his three-match suspension.

"We are better off than at the same time a year ago", he said.

'All of them trained today, Paul and Eric just didn't do all of it but Luke and Victor did all of it, ' Solskjaer said. Paul and Eric didn't do all of it, but Luke and Victor did all of it.

Solskjaer threw on Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial with just over 20 minutes to go but United were unable to extend their lead.

Solskjaer has repeatedly downplayed talk of a title tilt in recent weeks, saying ahead of the trip to Burnley that "no-one will remember how the league table looked like on the 12th of January in 2021".

"So of course a game in hand is only good if you win it".

"I think we played some very good stuff, created chances and then we let them back into the game but we are through".

Eze, who moved from Queens Park Rangers previous year, was in the directors' box at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium for Saturday's FA Cup third-round tie with Fulham, played behind closed doors.

"We're not even halfway through the season, no one will remember how the league table looked like on January 12, 2021", said Solskjaer.

"January is always hard but if something comes up that you think it's a long-term thing, that's another scenario", he said.

"The United squad is strong enough for Solskjaer to rotate his team, if he wants to, and still progress".

"It's unlikely something will happen".

"We've won more, scored more and played better football".



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