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Ole Solskjaer says he is sweating on the fitness of Paul Pogba and Eric Bailly ahead of United’s crunch clash against Burnley on Tuesday.

Ole Solskjaer will have to make a late decision on whether or not Pogba and Bailly will be fit to take part in United’s game against Burnley.

The Red Devils have a golden chance to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League summit. That is, if they beat Sean Dyche’s men at Turf Moor.

Considering United play Liverpool next after the Burnley game, it makes both matches an important test in their supposed title charge.

With that in mind, Solskjaer will be hopeful some of his key players are fit for the game on Tuesday.

The duo of Pogba and Bailly were able to train at Carrington on Monday but will face a late fitness test to determine their availability for Tuesday.

Solskjaer is also hopeful Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw will be available to feature at Turf Moor after missing the club’s FA Cup win against Watford due to injury.

In the offensive department, United have been offered a boost following news that striker Edinson Cavani is set to return to the squad after completing his three-match suspension.

“I’ve a decent amount of players,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Monday.

“We’ll see with Eric and Paul how they are tomorrow [Tuesday].”

Solskjaer knows just how important victory over Burnley can be in the grand scheme of things. However, the Norwegian is refusing to get carried away too soon.

“We are better off than at the same time last year,” he added.

“We’ve won more, scored more and played better football. That’s a positive, but nobody remembers January tables.”

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