Photo: Paul Pogba seen training with Manchester United ahead of Sevilla clash

by Leo Nieboer

Paul Pogba has been pictured training with the Manchester United first team ahead of their trip to Sevilla despite coming down with illness over the weekend.

The Frenchman was due to start against Huddersfield Town on Saturday but pulled out on the morning of the game with illness as Scott McTominay took his place in the starting XI.

But reports have since suggested that Man United were hopeful of Pogba featuring in Seville after he trained on Sunday.

And the 24-year-old has given United a huge boost ahead of the trip to Spain after he was seen working with the first team squad at Carrington this morning.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also seen training with the squad, although Mourinho already noted ahead of the Newcastle United defeat that the Swede was back in training. He remains nonetheless unlikely to feature at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.

The same can be said of Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera, who have both returned to training today but are unlikely to be risked so soon after coming back from muscle injuries.

Someone who definitely will start, however, is Pogba, and you cannot help but feel as if the success of this first tie will largely hinge on just how much he can exert himself on the game.

Against Celta Vigo last season, the Frenchman set the tone for the overall tie with a confident, combative performance, outmuscling and outsmarting his opponents with ease in the middle.

It gave United a platform from which to dominate, and supporters will desperately hope their star man, following a barrage of criticism, can deliver once again.

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