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Confirmed: 2 absent for Man Utd vs Burnley + Smalling update

Manchester United are set to host Burnley at Old Trafford this evening as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to make it nine wins from as many games as caretaker manager.

The Norwegian guided us to a superb 3-1 win at Arsenal in the FA Cup on Friday night to set up a tie against Chelsea in the fifth round, whilst Burnley were hammered 5-0 at Manchester City on Saturday.

Ole has been speaking at his pre-match press conference and has given a team news and injury update ahead of this evening’s match.

The good news is that Chris Smalling has been involved in training for a week and is available again for selection. Solskjaer now has four centre-backs available, with Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones all featuring in recent weeks.

Ole told MUTV:

“Chris has trained for a week now, so he’s looking good.

“It’s about when do we get him into the team.”

Scott McTominay played for the under-23s against Paris Saint-Germain on Friday so could be available for the boss as well on Tuesday.

However, fellow central midfielder Marouane Fellaini is still sidelined for a couple more weeks and Marcos Rojo still hasn’t returned from his injury either.

We head into this evening’s match at Old Trafford three points behind Chelsea, outside of the top four with the Blues travelling to Bournemouth on Wednesday.

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