Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has discussed Paul Pogba’s chances of making Manchester United’s clash with Crystal Palace next weekend, the player continuing his recovery from COVID-19.
Having suffered with a number of persistent ankle injuries for much of the season, Pogba returned to the Manchester United side post-lockdown to help maintain the clubs improved run of form since Bruno Fernandes’ arrival, culminating in an unlikely third-placed finish and securing Champions League football for the upcoming campaign.
With the Red Devils having reached the semi-final stage of the Europa League last month, Solskjaer’s men have been given an extended break, the majority of Premier League sides making their return to league action this weekend.
Having been forced to self-isolate for two weeks, United’s delayed return will serve as a blessing for the former Juventus midfielder as he bids to regain match fitness, the 27-year-old having been forced to withdraw from the French national side.
While he was unwilling to give any guarantees about his availability for their season-opening game against Crystal Palace, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his star midfielder is often ‘quick to get fit’.
“Paul’s had a couple of training sessions so he’s lost out on a few sessions because of the virus, of course,” Solskjaer told manunited.com.
“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 be ready for next weekend. I am not 100 per cent sure though.”