Solskjaer reveals plans to unleash Rashford and Bruno Fernandes on Chelsea

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Chelsea play host to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday night, and it’s a very important game for the two sides who are both competing for a Champions League place.

United played Thursday night football, as they hosted Spanish side Real Sociedad, having already won the first leg 4-0.

Despite their game on Thursday, United boss Olé Gunnar Solskjaer already had his eyes on the Chelsea game.

Solskjaer rested a bulk of his players and particularly gave attention to star men Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.

Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford both played 45 minutes in the game against Real Sociedad before being withdrawn, and Solskjaer admitted to the media that the decision was made in order to keep the pair fit and ready to take on Chelsea.

“Yes, I’ve got to say that they are very very fit athletes who recover well, normally they play every game for the full 90 minutes so today I was very pleased to get them 45 minutes each,” Solskjaer said.

“Forty-five minutes on a Thursday is good preparation for a Sunday, definitely better than no minutes and then maybe training too much tomorrow because they are eager, and they might over-cook it.

“I am very pleased with the two of them not having any injuries because that’s the risk I always take with playing them, minutes is fine, but every tackle or sprint, you’re a bit worried.”

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