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Team News: Solksjaer provides update ahead of Man Utd’s game vs Club Brugge

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Solksjaer rules Tuanzebe and Fosu-Mensah out of Club Brugge clash

Manchester United have an almost fit squad to choose from for the Europa League second leg against Club Brugge, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer (h/t Manutd.com).

The United boss, however, ruled out Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah before proceeding to provide an update on their status.

He stressed on the need to have the pair play a reserve or a friendly match before they are thrown into the first-team.

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Fosu-Mensah is yet to play for United this season

Both the youngsters are recovering from significant injuries and are yet to feature for the Red Devils this year.

Fosu-Mensah is yet to feature since undergoing knee surgery in the summer, while Tuanzebe had been sidelined with a thigh problem since the Carabao Cup tie against Colchester in December.

Paul Pogba Marcus Rashford and Lee Grant remain long-term absentees and are also ruled out of the match. Solksjaer confirmed that United picked up a couple of knocks in training and there is nothing to be worried about.

“We’ve got a strong and fit 25-man squad and it was a good session. We’re looking stronger.”

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Axel Tuanzebe picked up a thigh injury against Colchester in December

The United boss is confident of his options going into the tie and accepts that the team is now stronger.

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United have not lost at home in the competition since 2012 and go into the tie having scored an away goal in the 1-1 draw at the Jan Breydel Stadium.

Brugge took the lead in the first leg before Anthony Martial equalized for the Red Devils. Bruno Fernandes also impressed in a brief cameo in his first European match for United.