Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms key Manchester United star missing for UEL clash

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"Of course, Saturday was disappointing and now there is a chance for us to get two wins before the break".

"The priority now is to get players fit and get through to the next round", Solskjaer said ahead of their Europa League tie with Partizan Belgrade.

"He'll work hard during the global break and hopefully, he'll be back".

"We do not see the Europa League as a chore and it is one route to get back into the Champions League".

"He got a knock against Chelsea and he didn't come through the game against Bournemouth without a reaction so he will be out tomorrow".

The south coast setback leaves the Red Devils with only 13 points from 11 top-flight games - their lowest total at this stage of a season for 33 years - and piles pressure back on manager Solskjaer. This time around, we would like to see things go a little bit differently. We want to play on the front foot and if we get an early goal [against Partizan], I want the boys to fill their boots.

United are still without the injured Paul Pogba due to an ankle problem and will be missing defender Victor Lindelof, who played at Bournemouth having been a doubt for the game. "He'll work hard during the worldwide break and hopefully he'll be back".

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Left-back Luke Shaw, who has been out with a hamstring injury since August, was back on the grass but training away from the squad, while Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Angel Gomes, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Axel Tuanzebe all remain absent.

"(With) transfers we always look at the long term.

"It's just turned November, you're not going to talk about the end league table in November".

Teenager Mason Greenwood is also waiting in the wings, but Solskjaer's decision not to bring in a replacement for Romelu Lukaku during the summer window has been widely criticised.

"If that was to be, I think he'll be a good addition, although I don't think it will be long-term".

"It's always the summer... you can't really do too many big deals in January".

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