Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at a press conference

Ole: Pogba's fit to face Tottenham

Thursday 10 January 2019 21:03

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Paul Pogba is likely to be fit for Manchester United's trip to Wembley to face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Solskjaer spoke to the media shortly after the squad returned to Manchester from Dubai, where the Reds had been training since last weekend's 2-0 Emirates FA Cup win over Reading.
Pogba picked up a knock after a robust challenge from Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in the Reds' 2-0 win at St James' Park on 2 January. The Frenchman played no part in last weekend's cup win and he travelled to the Middle East separately from his team-mates after initially staying behind for treatment.
Pogba arrived in Dubai after the rest of the squad, but then took part in training.
"He [Pogba] looked okay towards the end [of the training camp], so he'll be fit," said the caretaker manager.
"He did have some problems but he came through the last couple of sessions well, so he should be okay."
United have a perfect record under Solskjaer since he took over in mid-December, and Pogba has been an instrumental part of the club's strong form, being named Player of the Month for December after a glut of goals and assists in the victories over Cardiff, Huddersfield and Bournemouth. 
The caretaker manager also delivered an update on Marcos Rojo, who has been absent since the 2-1 defeat to Valencia on 12 December, Jose Mourinho's penultimate game in charge.
"He's gone back to Argentina for a while with his injury," confirmed Solskjaer, before indicating that the date of the defender's return was uncertain.
"How long is a piece of rope?" he said. "For him, it's mentally important for him to get away and come back fresh again."
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