The Red Devils set to lock horns with Villarreal with their captain and talented left back missing in action
Solskjaer confirmed United captain Harry Maguire could miss a “few weeks” with a calf injury and is almost certainly ruled out of Wednesday’s game against Villarreal, but left-back Luke Shaw could feature.
Maguire was substituted on 67 minutes of United’s loss to Aston Villa on Saturday after going to ground holding his leg, while Shaw was replaced in the first half after pulling up and trying to play on.
Both players were absent from training on Tuesday morning and are continuing to be assessed.
“Luke has been in today, so I’ll give him a chance to be involved tomorrow,” Solskjaer said. “He didn’t train with the team.
“Harry is more or less definitely out. It doesn’t look good. So, apart from that, from the bruised pride from the result, we should be ready to go.”
Pushed on Maguire’s situation, Solskjaer added: “It’s his calf. That might take a few weeks, so let’s see how quickly he recovers.
“Of course he was hoping to play against Villarreal – he missed the last game we played against them (in the Europa League final in May).”
Aaron Wan-Bissaka will miss the match through suspension after he was sent off in United’s shock 2-1 loss at Young Boys in the Group F opener earlier this month.
Marcus Rashford and Amad Diallo trained away from the main group on Tuesday as they continue rehabilitation from injury.
The severity of the injuries to Maguire and Shaw will be of interest to England manager Gareth Southgate ahead of naming his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary on Thursday.