2 absent + Rashford update ahead of West Ham trip

Manchester United will be looking to return from Wednesday night’s Champions League disappointment against Paris Saint-Germain with a trip to West Ham United on Saturday evening.

Last weekend’s stunning come-from-behind victory at Southampton moved us into the top half of the Premier League table, now only five points behind the leaders and with a game in hand.

West Ham United have been one of the surprise packages in the first quarter of the season, up in fifth and also on a three-game winning streak.

Prior to Saturday’s game at the London Stadium, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has today given his team news and injury update at the pre-match press conference.

Our biggest concern is over the fitness of Marcus Rashford. The forward has been back in training following a shoulder injury, but remains a doubt for the weekend. Rashford may simply be rested prior to Tuesday’s crunch tie at RB Leipzig in the Champions League though.

Ole told MUTV:

“Marcus has been training this morning, not fully, but he’s joined in with the group,” Ole revealed to reporters.

“His shoulder stopped him finishing the game [against PSG]. He’s getting treatment and hopefully he’ll be part of the squad that travels.

“He’s having treatment now after training.”

Two players who definitely won’t be facing the Hammers are Luke Shaw and Phil Jones.

Shaw has been absent with a hamstring injury since the international break, and the boss simply said:

“Luke’s not ready yet.”

Phil Jones isn’t going to be ready to make his return until after Christmas.