Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tony's Setback Prevents Him Travelling to the Cottage

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tony's Setback Prevents Him Travelling to the Cottage

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ANTONIO Valencia and Matteo Darmian have been ruled out of United's game against Fulham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to maintain his unbeaten record as interim manager at Craven Cottage today.

Chris Smalling returns to the squad and 19-year-old Tahith Chong has been included. But it is unlikley Marcos Rojo will be involved despite returning to training this week.

"Rojo has been training for a few days, so he's back in training," Solskjaer said. "But we've lost Antonio and Matteo through niggles for a couple of weeks.

"We're still not bad. We've got 20-21 players training every day, so that's good."

Solskjaer was asked if Valencia, who is the current club captain, would get an opportunity to play before the end of this season after the 33-year-old last week shared a message from his father encouraging him to continue to work hard to make the Ecuador squad for this summer's Copa America. …

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