Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, still cannot reduce one of his ammunition at the back. Because, the name Chris Smalling was confirmed still injured and will be absent until 2019.
United are currently in good standing since Solskjaer arrived. Two matches, two wins. The Red Devils were able to score eight goals. However, there are still problems at the back.
Of the two matches, United were unable to record the cleanse. Goalkeeper David De Gea was twice broken by opponents. This situation made United make Smalling’s power needed by United’s back line. However, he is still in a state of injury.
Chris Smalling is indeed expected to be a solution for United’s back line. The 29-year-old central defender was in a good mental state after signing a new contract some time ago.
However, Smalling is still injured. According to Solskjaer, he could only return to play in mid-January. Smalling will still be absent throughout the busy period between Christmas and New Year.
“Smalling is still having problems on his feet. So, I don’t think I will see him until the new year. Maybe before against Spurs [January 13]. Around that, but you will never know,” he explained.
“Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez have undergone light training yesterday. Hopefully they can join the part of today’s training and let’s see after they come back,” Solskjaer said.