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Solskjaer set to miss KEY players including Pogba and De Gea ahead of Manchester derby

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The Manchester derby is expected to go down this weekend and it appears that City are currently the race to clinch the Premier League title.
The Citizens are currently 14 points ahead of second placed United on top of the table. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side travel to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening. The game is expected to kick off at 5:30pm GMT.

For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side, a goalless draw against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday saw the Red Devils drop points. 

Ahead of the derby, United have welcome back Edinson Cavani who played in mid week. The Uruguay international is expected to lead the attack on Sunday because their second striker, Anthony Martial is still out through injury.

It's also been gathered that Donny van de Beek and Paul Pogba are still on the treatment table. But the manager is optimistic about the return of some of these injured players. 

“We’re still hoping to get one or two back of course,” Solskjaer said. “We can’t promise any of them being available that weren’t available in the last game against Palace. So we’ll go with the same squad if not.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given further update on the reason for absenteeism of David De Gea.

Solskjaer also confirmed that David De Gea  will be away from the team for a while as he has returned to Spain for the birth of his first child. This means, academy graduate, Dean Henderson will have the opportunity to face bis first Manchester derby.

“The beauty of having good players around is they’re ready to step in and Dean did really well against Palace and he’s done really well throughout the season,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added. 

While Phil Jones and Juan Mata are still far from recovering from their long term injuries. 

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