Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that both Paul Pogba and David de Gea have been ruled out of contention to feature against Liverpool in the
Premier League on Sunday.
Pogba has been recovering in Dubai during the international break and posted various pictures of his sessions on Instagram but Solskjaer confirmed he isn’t available for selection against Jurgen Klopp’s men.
“Paul had an injury, he came back, he worked really hard,” he told Sky Sports .
“He came back and played a couple of games, maybe played through the pain barrier.
“He had a scan after the Arsenal game and maybe needed a few weeks’ rest in a boot so hopefully he won’t be too long, but he won’t make this game, no.”
De Gea added to Solskjaer’s injury woes after being substituted for Spain against Sweden on Tuesday night.
The goalkeeper was forced off with a suspected groin problem after kicking the ball and the United manager confirmed the Spaniard won’t be fit to play with Sergio Romero taking his place between the sticks.
Solskjaer added: “David needs a scan.
“I think he’ll be out. It certainly looked like it anyway judging on last night so it’s just one of those things.”
The United boss did have some positive news for United fans, revealing he is optimistic on the fitness of Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the Old Trafford clash.
“I can’t tell you 100 per cent [who] is going to be fit as something might happen,” he said.
“But hopefully Aaron and Anthony will last the training this week and be available for selection. If it’s for half a game or 30 minutes I don’t know but let’s see where they’re at.”