Just when you thought Manchester United’s injury problems may be starting to lift, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided a less than positive update about the fitness of four of his side.
Manchester United came into the season with question marks over the strength and depth of their squad, and those question marks have only grown thanks to a number of injuries to their paper-thin squad.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to contend with injuries to Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw, who were missing for last weekend’s defeat to West Ham, with Marcus Rashford compounding the Norwegian’s problems by going off injured during the 2-0 loss in East London.
France international Pogba returned for the midweek win over Rochdale, though ahead of Monday’s visit of Arsenal, Solskjaer confirmed the World Cup winner had aggravated the ankle problem, while providing updates on the rest of his squad.
“Paul [Pogba] was really struggling with his ankle as it was really swollen, so let’s see how that repairs,” the United boss told MUTV. “He got 90 minutes but was sore towards the end again.
“Phil [Jones] will be out until after the international break and you have to count these after every game, but I think that’s it. I don’t think we’ll see Anthony [Martial] before the international break. No, I don’t think so.
Luke [Shaw] is improving so, hopefully, we’ll see him [before the break].”