Man United could be without Paul Pogba vs Crystal Palace – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Man United could be without Paul Pogba vs Crystal Palace - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that he is not certain if Paul Pogba will be fit enough to face Crystal Palace next weekend.

The Red Devils will be in action in a friendly clash against Aston Villa this weekend as they were given an extra week to prepare for the 2020/2021 Premier League campaign.

Pogba missed France’s two games in the UEFA Nations League over last week after contracting coronavirus during his holidays.

However, MEN report that the World Cup winner has reported to Manchester United duty after recovering from the virus but it is unclear if the 27-year-old will take part of this weekend’s friendly game vs Aston Villa.

Because Manchester United won’t be in Premier League action this weekend, their game against Burley has been postponed and their first competitive game will be against Crystal Palace on Saturday next weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to have Paul Pogba fit to face Crystal Palace
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to have Paul Pogba fit to face Crystal Palace

Speaking ahead of the clash against the Villans, Solskjaer told MUTV: “Paul’s [Pogba] had a couple of training sessions so he’s lost out on a few sessions because of the virus, of course. But Paul is quick to get fit. Of course, he worked really hard to get back after lockdown last time and played the majority of the games.

“Hopefully, he’ll [Paul Pogba] be ready for next weekend. I am not 100 per cent sure though.”

After Solskjaer’s comments, it can be easily seen that the France star will miss Man United’s less competitive game against Villa.

Paul Pogba missed the majority of last season with a long-term ankle injury but fought his way back into Man United’s starting XI and put out fine performances that helped United finish in the league.

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