Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Paul Pogba ‘will probably’ return for Manchester United against Rochdale and is definitely in line to start against Arsenal next Monday.
Man United have been without the Frenchman ever since the 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary’s, when Pogba picked up an ankle injury.
Solskjaer had initially predicted a potential return for West Ham United over the weekend but Pogba did not train with the squad last week.
However, Pogba is in line for a potential return against Rochdale, and will definitely play against Arsenal next week.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba 'will probably' feature vs Rochdale tomorrow, but is definitely back for Arsenal.
Rashford, Martial and Shaw all set to miss tomorrow's match #mufc
— Rich Fay (@RichFay) September 24, 2019
You would hope that Solskjaer does not start the Frenchman, and instead introduces him for a fun kickabout with United already comfortably ahead, but things don’t seem to be happening as smoothly as that at the moment.
Either way, Pogba’s return to fitness is a massive boost for United, whose last three games without the 26-year-old have been painfully devoid of any sort of creative spark.
The game against Arsenal feels like one which United have an equal chance of winning and losing 4-0, and the presence of Pogba for this affair – set to be defined by key moments amid a general sense of chaos – is an absolute necessity.