Surprise, surprise as Solskjaer believes injured pair can play a part against Liverpool: United hope Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard can be fit for Sunday

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has disclosed that United are hoping that both Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard will be fit and available for selection for the Liverpool game on Sunday.

It had been previously reported that both Martial and Lingard would miss this weekend’s meeting between English football’s greatest rivals. However, as reported by Sky Sports, Solskjaer said in his pre-match press conference today that he is hopeful they will be both be fit and ready.

“We are looking okay. I hope Jesse will be okay. I more hope than think Anthony will be okay.

“They have got to get through these two sessions, they have not been part of it [training] yet. They have been doing some recovery work.

“Every single player has their attributes and I think we showed against Chelsea that we can manage without them.

“We have got options, it is a big squad with good players and everyone is eager to play this game. If they [Martial and Lingard] don’t make it, then it might be the same team that played against Chelsea.”

Sunday’s game is a huge fixture for both teams because of their respective circumstances so it’s no wonder United have been playing their cards very close to their chests in this situation. Any possible advantage that can be gained by keeping your likely starting lineup a mystery could be the deciding factor in what is bound to be such a tight fixture.

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