Manchester United will be without Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani for their UEFA Europa League tie with Real Sociedad in Turin
Both have picked up muscle injuries and won’t travel to Italy with the squad on Wednesday afternoon, while Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial will need fitness checks on matchday.
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirming Paul Pogba will be sidelined until next month with a thigh injury, United face the prospect of being short in midfield for the last-32, first leg encounter
‘Donny and Edinson definitely won’t be travelling. They have muscle injuries unfortunately,’ Solskjaer said.
‘We have a couple of doubts – Anthony and Scott – we will check them tomorrow.
‘Paul is recovering well. He is starting the treatment but it will still be a few weeks. He won’t be playing in February.’
United’s manager is expecting a tricky assignment against a Sociedad team who have lost home advantage as a result of the complex Covid-19 travel restrictions in Europe.
‘They are a very, very good side. When the draw was made, it was probably the hardest you could pick from the unseeded group,’ Solskjaer said.
‘They were top of LaLiga at that time and they are still in the hunt for the Champions League next year.
‘They have some top, experienced players and some very good young players. We will have to play at a high level.’