Manchester United will assess Jesse Lingard before deciding on their squad for Sunday’s home clash against Everton, while Paul Pogba is set to return to full training next week.
Lingard missed the 4-0 Europa League hammering over AZ Alkmaar on Thursday night and is a slight doubt for United’s weekend fixture.
Then there’s Pogba, who has played just six times this season after sustaining an ankle injury at the beginning of the campaign against Southampton, but thankfully it sounds like he’s not far away from playing matches again.
There’s also some positive news for Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah. The defensive pair is close to recovering from long-term knee injuries and are due to resume full training next week.
“I’m not sure on Jesse but I hope,” Solskjaer said (via Manchester Evening News). “He wasn’t training today so we’ll check him on Saturday probably.
“He’s really come good now. He’s been fit, he’s been training well so we hope so. Next week Eric will start training, Tim will start training. Paul will probably start training with us next week probably. Let’s see.”
Solskjaer still sounds hesitant to commit to a definite fixture for Pogba’s return.
But it will be a huge boost to have him back, especially with Fred playing better and Scott McTominay really finding his feet as a leader in United’s midfield.
It’s always a relief to see players coming back from injury. Hopefully whatever muscular injury Lingard has isn’t too serious.