Ole reveals team news for Europa tie

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an update on his plans ahead of the Europa League tie with Real Sociedad.

The away leg will be held at the Allianz Stadium  in Turin as the Reds are hoping to go all the way and repeat the success in the competition in 2017, when Ajax were defeated 2-0 in Stockholm.

Not only will Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani fail to make the flight to Italy but there are question marks over the involvement of Scott McTominay and Anthony Martial against the Basque side.

Paul Pogba remains on the sidelines and the boss has confirmed the France international will not be back before March at the earliest.

“Paul is recovering well,” explained the manager at a press conference. “He's starting the treatment but it will still be a few weeks. He won't be playing in February, that's for sure, it's still a few weeks before we see Paul definitely.

“Apart from that, we have a couple of doubtful ones, if they'll be fit enough - Anthony and Scott.

“Donny and Edinson are injured unfortunately, muscle injuries, so they won’t travel.”

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Coach Imanol Alguacil has confirmed Carlos Fernandez is out of the game but Adnan Januzaj and David Silva should be involved. Other former Premier League players Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) and Mikel Merino (Newcastle United) are also available.

Winger Mikel Oyarzabal has provided a boost after returning to action in the match against Getafe in La Liga last weekend.