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Defensive duo ruled out of Fulham clash

8th February 2019, 09:56 by James Mason

Manchester United are without Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian for Saturday's clash at Fulham.

Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is being tipped to get the job on a permanent basis in the summer, has confirmed the defensive pair will be out of action for a few weeks with minor injuries.

However, the Norwegian revealed Argentine defender Marcos Rojo has returned to training and could be involved in the clash at Craven Cottage.

"Rojo has been training for a few days, so he's back in training," Solskjaer told MUTV in his exclusive interview at the Aon Training Complex. "But we've lost Antonio and Matteo through niggles for a couple of weeks.

"We're still not bad. We've got 20-21 players training every day, so that's good."

With a crucial Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain coming up on Tuesday, Solskjaer could decide to shuffle the pack in preparation for the visit of the French champions.

England international Marcus Rashford could be rested due to a dead leg although Chris Smalling is pushing for a return after recovering from a foot issue.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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