Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.

Solskjaer's fitness update on McTominay and Pogba

Tuesday 28 January 2020 11:36

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided positive news on the fitness of two key Manchester United midfielders but admits they are still some way from making a return to first-team action.

Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay's seasons have both been seriously hampered by injury, with the midfield pair having not featured since our win against Newcastle United on Boxing Day.

Pogba, who played every game in August at the beginning of the season before making just four more appearances between September and December, has been sidelined since undergoing an operation. As for McTominay, he was hurt when making a jarring challenge in the first half of the victory over the Magpies.

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Ole's update on three midfielders

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Speaking to the media ahead of Wednesday's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg with Manchester City, Solskjaer provided an update and tried to give a timeframe on how long they will be out.

"It's hard to put timescales on long-term injuries, because they also need the training before they're injury free and they need to be match fit, or fitter, to be able to play," he said.

"Paul has had his cast off and Scott's took his braces off, so at least now they can start doing work on the grass soon."


Solskjaer's Reds need to overcome a 3-1 deficit if we are to book our ticket to Wembley Stadium, and you can keep up to date with how everything goes in the tie via our live match web blog on and via the Official App, where you can track live data and player statistics in the Match Centre.

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