Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Manchester United manager has today confirmed that Paul Pogba and David de Gea will miss Manchester United’s match against Liverpool on Sunday through injury.
De Gea limped off during Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden on Tuesday while Pogba had earlier missed five of United’s past matches due to an ankle injury.
“David needs a scan,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports of his Spanish goalkeeper. “I think he’ll be out. It certainly looked like it anyway judging on last night so it’s just one of those things.
Sergio Romero will be called upon to guide the United’s goal post due to De Gea’s absence, marking his first Premier League appearance of the season having previously played in the Carabao Cup and Europa League.
Pogba, whom already featured against Arsenal on September 30 was later discovered to have been allowed to appear to soon as he missed out on United’s next Premier League game against Newcastle as well as France’s two matches during the international break.
“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,” Solskjaer said.
“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.”
“I can’t tell you 100 per cent [who] is going to be fit as something might happen,” Solskjaer 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.”