Manchester United face a tricky away game against a West Ham side who have won their last three games in the Premier League. United, who lost their game against Paris Saint-Germain in the midweek will look to bounce back to winning ways and move up the table. The Hammers, who are on a fine run with five wins and three defeats sit fifth in the table.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the game Solskjaer provided updates on injuries, their opponents, United’s consistency and top four aspirations.
On Rashford and Luke Shaw’s injuries
“Marcus has been training this morning, not fully but he joined in with the group. His shoulder stopped him finishing the game so he’s been getting treatment and hopefully he’ll be part of the squad that travels, we’ll see after training. Luke’s not ready yet, apart from that we had a big squad training again.“
On United’s consistency
“Depends on how many games do you wanna go back, football is a game with human beings and live their own lives, we’ve played some fantastic games, go 40 games back we’re one of the most consistent in the Premier League. You’re disappointed when you lose and it’s fine margins at times that decide if you win or lose, the PSG game was miles better than West Brom, but you don’t get three points against PSG, we’re getting more more, less bad performances and getting more consistent. You can never control the result in the end, that’s decided by fine margins.”
On David Moyes and West Ham
“I haven’t sat down and had discussions with David, no, when you’re here it’s the biggest club in the world and a different animal to anything else but we’ve had other discussions and I really admire David and you see the way West Ham perform and the results he’s getting shows his qualities.”
“Last season we were the youngest team in the Premier League and have been looking at ways to improve the squad, young talent or experienced ones and with the signings of Bruno, Donny and Alex and Edinson the balance of the squad has been improved and his positioning. He’s a different type of centre forward, he can play a different way and his experience in world-football, he’s come in and shown the young lads how to live your life and last your career.“
On top four finish
“Of course it would be for all sorts of reasons, we know we’ve got a game less and hope we get that back at some point as well, and with pre-season being as short as it was to move closer to the top would be a great achievement at this point and we’ve shown some great consistency away from home lately and hope we can continue that.“