Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be speaking to the press on Friday morning as he previews Manchester United's upcoming Premier League fixture against Watford.

United know a win this weekend is crucial as they look to close the gap on the top four with rivals Tottenham and Chelsea facing each another on Sunday afternoon.

Solskjaer is likely to be asked for an update on the club's January transfer window plans with Norway international forward Erling Haaland still heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.

The United manager is also expected to issue some early team news for the match with Paul Pogba set to be at the top of the agenda. The French midfielder has been out for two-and-a-half months out amid growing speculation surrounding his future at the club.

Stick with us for all the latest news, updates and quotes LIVE from Carrington this morning.

Solskjaer will be speaking in half an hour

Stick with us for updates from 10am UK time.

Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Image: ANP Sport via Getty Images)

Expect Solskjaer to be asked about latest Haaland rumour

Erling Haaland is currently on his way to Manchester to hold talks with United, according to reports.

Aftenbladet suggest Haaland took a Norwegian Airlines flight from Stavanger in his homeland to Manchester set to land at 10.15am.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is surely going to be quizzed on the matter this morning.

Erling Braut Haaland of RB Salzburg
Erling Braut Haaland of RB Salzburg (Image: 2019 Getty Images)

United fans hoping for a contract update today

United fans are keen to hear an update about Angel Gomes’ future at the club today.

United remain in dialogue with Gomes, about a renewal as he approaches the last six months of his deal but a source has told the MEN Gomes’s representatives were ‘underwhelmed’ by the club’s terms.

Injury news expected

Paul Pogba will be high on the agenda today, but he isn’t the only injury update expected.

United’s current injury list

Paul Pogba and Diogo Dalot during training
Paul Pogba and Diogo Dalot during training (Image: John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

A rivalry resumes

Nigel Pearson’s only previous home Premier League match against United was in September 2014, winning 5-3 with Leicester City. Only six managers have won their first two home games against them in the Premier League, most recently Antonio Conte in 2017.

Solskjaer is here

The United manager was pictured arriving at Carrington earlier.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Welcome

Hello, and welcome to today’s United press conference blog.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks during a press conference.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks during a press conference.