Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Scott McTominay and Aaron Wan-Bissaka will play no part in Manchester United’s Carabao Cup tie with Everton on Wednesday night through injury.
The news comes as a major blow to the Red Devils boss ahead of the quarter-final clash, as McTominay produced a masterful display in midfield in United’s last outing.
The 24-year-old scored twice in the first three minutes – the fastest double in Premier League history – as United crushed Leeds 6-2 at Old Trafford.
Right-back Wan-Bissaka, meanwhile, has been a mainstay in the starting XI, making 19 appearances in all competitions this season.
But neither of the important duo will make the trip to Goodison Park, with Solskjaer telling United’s official website : “Those two will miss the game against Everton definitely.
“Hopefully, it won’t be too long. They’ll be out but, apart from that, I think everyone is, more or less, okay.”
McTominay suffered a suspected groin injury in the victory over Leeds but Solskjaer was hopeful the Scotland international would not be sidelined for long.
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“He’s not had any muscle injuries before so we don’t know how quickly he’s going to recover,” said the United boss during his post-match interview.
Solskjaer was also quizzed on whether he will heavily rotate his players for the cup tie amid the hectic festive Premier League schedule.
The Norwegian confirmed he would make changes but refused to name specific players, responding: “I’m not going to give you the team!
“But we will make a few changes. There have been a few players playing in the Carabao Cup earlier in the season and some will need a rest after the Leeds game. So it will be a fresh team.”
United beat Luton Town and Brighton in the third and fourth rounds respectively to book their spot in the quarter-finals.
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