Victor Lindelof missed the Partizan game, Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe, appear unlikely to figure. Paul Pogba has already been out for the month, while Tim Fosu-Mensah and Eric Bailly are making progress after surgery.
When asked if any of the injured Reds will be back, Ole replied:
“Hopefully Scott. Hopefully Victor as well, but I don’t know because he hasn trainedt trained this week. It’s his back. ”
One man is Ashley Young, who is suspended after accumulating five yellow cards in the league. Brandon Williams is one option to operate at left-back, while Marcos Rojo, who has impressed the boss in the heart of the defense, is another.
When quizzed about Williams's introduction, the manager said:
“There are options. I’m not going to give the team out now. Ashley is suspended and I felt we needed a strong team tonight [Thursday] and an experienced team. We just wanted the win. ”