Solskjaer: It’s hard to pick the first team now

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United’s strength in depth is both a positive and negative because he must omit players who deserve to be involved.

The manager explained on Tuesday afternoon that there should not be many changes to the team that drew 0-0 with Liverpool.

Therefore, the United squad to face Fulham at Craven Cottage is expected to be the same group that travelled to Anfield on Sunday.

The official line-ups will be announced at 19:15 GMT. 

New signing Amad Diallo is also not expected to be involved as the Ivorian continues to adjust to life at the club following his recent transfer from Serie A side Atalanta. 

Amad has impressed Solskajer during his early sessions at the Aon Training Complex and the manager spoke enthusiastically about his future during the pre-match press conference, hinting our new no.19 could be involved within the next four to six weeks. 

Kick-off against Fulham is set for 20:15 GMT and United can reclaim top spot with a victory over Scott Parker’s team, after Leicester City moved above the Reds with a win over Chelsea on Tuesday.

In an interview published in full this morning, the boss admitted it is increasingly difficult to pick a team: “Yes it really feels like we’ve got the strength in depth,” he told ManU TV.

“I have to leave some players even out of the [matchday] squad when they deserve to be in the squad but it’s a good challenge and conundrum to have for the right reasons.”