OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has described Manchester United’s game with Leicester on Sunday as a “final”.
And the Norwegian is likely to approach the game as such as United look to secure their Champions League spot for next season.
The Red Devils only need a draw at the King Power to finish at least fourth.
Having come from behind to draw 1-1 with West Ham at Old Trafford on Wednesday United are sitting pretty going into the final game of the season.
Luke Shaw limped out of United’s draw with Southampton on July 13 while Eric Bailly picked up a head injury during their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea at the weekend which meant they both missed the Hammers clash.
But both could be available for the game at the Foxes.
Speaking ahead of the match, Solskjaer said: “We’re going to give them as much time as possible. I’m not going to rule anything out.”
Aaron Wan-Bissaka started on the bench against West Ham but came on to replace Timothy Fosu-Mensah at half-time so should start.
And Brandon Williams will be the one to drop out the starting XI if Shaw comes back in.
The rest of the lineup will likely be the same as the one that started against the East Londoners.
But Solskjaer is aware that because of the intense schedule since lockdown injuries can come at any time.
He added: “You’d expect players to feel it towards the end of a season anyway.
“This season has been a strange one as everyone knows.
“We’ve had five weeks playing now and all teams have got issues whether it be mental or physical injury-wise.
“We’re in a very good position going into the last game even though I’m sure some of the players are feeling it but now is not the time to look for pains and aches.
“Now is the time to get 90 minutes in.”
An alternative lineup could see Fosu-Mensah and Williams remain at full-back.
But a bold change could see Dan James come in for Marcus Rashford who received widespread criticism – especially from Patrice Evra – for his performance against West Ham.