Solskjaer Reveals Two Fresh Players That He Could Unleash Against Chelsea

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James Garner, 18, and Brandon Williams, 19, are expected to play against Chelsea as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tends to rest the majority of his first team squad for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup clash.

Williams impressed in United’s 1-0 win against Partizan Belgrade last Thursday and won the penalty that Anthony Martial converted in the first half. Garner made his full debut for the club in Serbia and impressed as a late substitute in United’s 3-1 win against Norwich on Sunday.

And Solskjaer is keen on using the duo against Chelsea.

Asked if the pair could play against the Blues, Solskjaer said: “I would think so. Jimmy played 10-15 minutes (against Norwich) and was excellent.

“He calmed us down and made some good decisions when we wanted to see the game out. We have not made a decision on who is going to play, but you will probably see the two of them.

Solskjaer has had to give United’s youngsters playing opportunities this season due to injury problems for several first team players, and Solskjaer has been impressed with his youngsters.

“Character will be revealed in tough times, but I think the young kids have been excellent,” he said.

“I can’t give them any more responsibility and I couldn’t be any more happy with many of the youngsters.

“We know it’s been tough, and we know that we have asked a lot of them because Paul (Pogba), Luke (Shaw), Anthony (Martial) and loads of other players have been injured.

“The youngsters have stepped up in a difficult period. But in the end they will be stronger for it.”

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