Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has denied that Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams were dropped for the weekend win over Newcastle for breaking a curfew ahead of the game, insisting there is no truth to the rumours.
William has returned to the squad to face Paris Saint-Germain in the club’s Champions League opener on Tuesday night, while Greenwood is still nursing a minor injury.
Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly and Edinson Cavani are also unavailable to face PSG, with the latter missing out on an immediate reunion with his former club. All three need rest and/or more training and Solskjaer is hoping to have them back by the time United face Chelsea on Saturday evening.
Solskjaer gave a prickly response when asked about the allegations of indiscipline surrounding Williams at the pre-match media briefing.
“If that's the case why is Brandon here? Where are your sources? That's what I'm saying,” he said.
On Greenwood, he added: “I can't declare medical stuff, can I? We hope it's just a niggle and we don't want to take any chances with him and hopefully at the weekend it'll be fine again.”
Despite the absences in his squad, Solskjaer is confident United have enough to compete in Paris, returning to Parc des Prince 19 months after a historic win in March 2019.
“Bailly didn't travel or [Jesse] Lingard didn't travel. We're a little bit depleted but have more than enough players,” the United boss explained.
“We hope the players won't be away for too long. Edinson needs a few more days training before the weekend. Hopefully Harry, Eric and Mason as well but not sure about that. We hope Harry will be fit for the weekend, we're not sure but we hope so.”