Paul Pogba and David de Gea will play no part in the big Premier League game this Sunday between Manchester United and Liverpool.
If United did not have enough to contend with playing in form league Champion contenders Liverpool, now this.
De Gea was substituted during Spains Tuesday interational and Pogba did not even report to the French team after the Arsenal game.
While both players are not in their best form right now, they are vital to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
De Gea can be a game saver on his day, and Pogba a game-winner.
Solskjaer is already under pressure, and to lose such figures before one of the biggest games of the season is a serious blow.
Solskjaer confirmed the player’s situation in an interview with Sky Sports.
When asked about his goalkeeper, he said:
“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 manager will be annoyed to find out that the injury was picked up in the first half, and the player played on.
After several cryptic social media posts, he confirmed what many had feared, and this game just came too soon for Pogba.
“Paul had an injury, he came back, he worked really hard.”
“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.”
There was a hint of some good news, but nothing concrete to report just yet.
“I can’t tell you 100 per cent [who] is going to be fit as something might happen.
“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.”
However, he would have surely wanted both De Gea and Pogba in his team against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 16, 2019