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Victor Lindelof sent home from Man Utd training early with illness and is a doubt for Burnley match

VICTOR LINDELOF is a doubt for Manchester United's match against Burnley on Wednesday after being sent home early from training due to illness.

Lindelof, 25, arrived at United's Carrington training complex at just before 10am today but left 15 minutes later.

If the defender is unavailable for Wednesday's game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could stick with a back three,  as he did against Liverpool on Sunday.

Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka could play alongside captain Harry Maguire.

Other options available to Solskjaer include using Phil Jones alongside Maguire in a back four but Jones hasn't convinced the United manager he's the right man to fill the gap.

Eric Bailly returned to the squad at Anfield after nearly six months out through injury but it is unlikely that the 25-year-old Ivorian is ready to play 90 minutes.

Axel Tuanzebe and Marcos Rojo are still unavailable, adding to the injury problems at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford is set to be out for two months with a stress fracture in his back, increasing the pressure on the United to boss to produce results without his top scorer.

The potential signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon could ease the pressure off Solskjaer slightly, adding some much needed creativity in the midfield.

Solskjaer, 46, has been given the backing of the United board and will keep his job even if United miss out on Europe.

United legend Gary Neville has urged Manchester United to sack Ed Woodward for his failings in the transfer market and racking up the second highest wage bill in the world.

It is expected to be a busy summer as Solskjaer aims to rebuild the United squad and Woodward will need to get it right if the club are to land their targets.

Despite the pressure on Solskjaer, United are only five points off the top four, into the fourth round of the FA Cup, in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup and are into the knockout stages of the Europa League.

United will be hoping Lindelof makes a quick recovery with four games in 11 days stretching the injury-hit squad.

Should Chelsea lose to Arsenal this evening, a victory over Burnley would see United reduce the gap to the top four to just two points.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man United job is safe even if Red Devils miss out on European spot altogether
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