Manchester United manager revealed that Paul Pogba won’t be fit in time to play tomorrow against Tottenham Hotspur in their Premier league game at Old Trafford.
The Frenchman has been unavailable to play for the Reds since this September with an ankle injury. The midfielder is still working towards his recovery.
“No Paul’s not ready, no,” Solskjaer told reporters in his pre-match conference on Tuesday morning. “So, he’s still a bit away, but he’s working hard, so let’s see.”
“He’s out [training] on the grass, so let’s see how long it will take.”
The team’s midfield problems could be improved with the return of Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic. The Scotsman McTominay has missed our last three matches since the international break after he sustained an injury against Brighton Hove & Albion. As for Matic he hasn’t played since early October in a goalless draw with AZ Alkmaar.
“You know I don’t want to talk about these injuries we’ve had, but of course when you get Scott back, when you get Paul back… we have been light in midfield because we had Scott and Nemanja and Paul out for such a long time and that’s affected us.
“[Scott and Nemanja] are touch-and-go, so let’s get this [today’s] training session out the way. We’ve got more games than this one, so I can’t just look at one game. We’ve got to look at the long-term.”
The players will have a light-training session this morning.
“We will give the players a training session today and see how they are, everyone,”said Ole, in his exclusive interview with MUTV.
“Of course, Sunday is also still in the people’s heads so it is not going to be a hard session, but we will have a good team out [on Wednesday”].
“We have the facilities and people behind the scenes working really hard to get players fit.”