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United duo could be fit to face Liverpool

Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial both face late fitness tests.

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Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial could return to fitness in time to play in Manchester United’s crunch Premier League clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday. The attacking pair limped out of the Reds’ Champions League defeat to PSG two weeks ago, and were absent as Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side saw off Chelsea in the FA Cup in midweek.

However, speaking in a pre-match press conference at Carrington, United’s interim boss said: “I hope and think Anthony will be ready and I hope Jesse will be ready because it’s two different injuries. So maybe more hope than think, with Anthony as well, but he’s got a chance. Anyway, we still hope Jesse could be ready. Let’s see. We’ve still got a couple of days’ training left and they need to be part of it.”

United will still be without Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian. Liverpool have injury problems of their own: Jürgen Klopp will have to do without Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Dejan Lovren is doubtful.