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Manchester United youngsters can feature as fixtures mount up

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that a few youngsters are in contention for tomorrow’s game against Leicester City.

The Red Devils are gearing up for the second of three Premier League matches in the space of five days.

In his pre-match conference, Solskjaer hinted that he has to rely on youngsters as the risk is too high to play the same team three times a week.

He said: “I wish I could have said, ‘let’s go full out in all the games,’ but it’s impossible.

“That’s the hard bit for me, knowing that if I do play this same eleven on Tuesday and on Thursday it’s impossible.

“I run too much of a risk of injuring them, so talking about integrity in the league and stuff, don’t blame me when I have to make changes because I have to. 

“It’s not safe for them to play all four.”

He was quizzed on if youngsters Shola Shoretire and Amad Diallo could feature against the Foxes. 

“They are in contention,” he added. “They are in the first-team squad, they are training with us every day.

“I would think that some of the young boys will get an appearance definitely. 

“If it’s coming on towards the end or from the start I don’t know because I don’t know how the players will be on Tuesday when we see them.”

The Red Devils are comfortably sitting in second place in the Premier League. 

With Manchester City on track to win the title, Solskjaer is right to prioritise the Europa League final on May 26.

Shoretire has already made his Premier League debut against Newcastle United, although he was only on the pitch for one minute.

Highly-rated youngster Amad Diallo is yet to make his league bow, but we may see the pair feature against the Foxes.

Alex Telles, Eric Bailly and Donny Van De Beek are other players who can expect to be named in the starting line-up.

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