Manchester United team news: Edinson Cavani available vs Everton but Eric Bailly injury doubt

Cavani was forced off during record-equalling 9-0 win over Southampton

Mark Critchley
Northern Football Correspondent
Friday 05 February 2021 18:23 GMT
Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford celebrate victory
Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford celebrate victory (AP)

Manchester United expect Edinson Cavani to be available for Saturday's Premier League meeting with Everton but Eric Bailly is considered an injury doubt.

Cavani was forced off at half time of United's record-equalling 9-0 win over Southampton on Wednesday night despite scoring his side's fourth minutes before the break.

Bailly was an unused substitute against against Southampton and is now struggling with a knock which is likely to prevent him from featuring against Carlo Ancelotti's visitors on Saturday.

"Edinson should be available, definitely," Solskjaer said. "He got a bad ankle knock there. Eric is a doubt. Apart from that, everyone's raring to go."

Solskjaer insisted that United have not dwelled too long on Wednesday's 9-0 win, which equalled the Premier League record set by Sir Alex Ferguson's side against Ipswich Town in 1995 as the biggest win of the top flight's modern era.

United's cause was helped by an early red card to Southampton's Alexandre Jankewitz and Jan Bednarek also saw red late on, before Solskjaer's side added their final three goals.

"I don't think anyone will get carried away with the scoreline because we know we played against 10 men for the full game and of course that's demoralising when they lose players like they did," he admitted.

"When we got the 2-0, the game was more or less over so it was just about doing the right things. We've not mentioned the game at all, really. Now all the focus has been on Everton."

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