Arsenal vs Man United
Arsenal take on Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night.
Will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer extend his winning run at Old Trafford to eight matches?
Alexis Sanchez update
On Thursday at Carrington, Solskjaer met the press before the Arsenal game.
In his pre-match briefing, the issue of whether Alexis Sanchez will play against Arsenal was raised.
Sanchez has missed large chunks of the season at Old Trafford through injury.
However Solskjaer suggested that Alexis will be involved against his former employers:
He’ll (Alexis Sanchez) be involved. I think he’ll love it if the crowd turn against him. As a player, pride kicks in and you think ‘I’ll show all of you’.
He’s been fantastic in training, his attitude has been spot on so hopefully he’ll enjoy the game.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 24, 2019
Man United injury updates
Two players have been ruled out of the Arsenal game.
Neither defender Marcos Rojo and midfielder Marouane Fellaini will play in the FA Cup due to injury.
However Luke Shaw should return to action after a bout of illness.
Chris Smalling (foot) is back in contention and could return to face Arsenal. Luke Shaw (illness) is fine. OGS confirms Marcos Rojo and Marouane Fellaini are the only players ruled out through injury which means Marcus Rashford has managed to shake off a minor knee problem. #MUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) January 24, 2019
David De Gea & Anthony Martial
The subject of David De Gea and Anthony Martial agreeing new Man United contracts was also raised.
Solskjaer gave the following updates.
On Martial & De Gea contracts [MEN].
Ole: “I think the club’s making progress but I leave that to the right people to do that I don’t know really how far we are away from it but hopefully we’re going to have some good news in the coming weeks.”#MUFC 🔴⚪⚫
— RedDevil (@UtdDevil365) January 24, 2019