Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an update on two of his most important players with Manchester United back training at Carrington ahead of a possible restart.
The Norwegian has confirmed that Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have both completed their recovery from long-term injuries and are completing the same drills as the rest of the first-team squad.
“They’re looking good, they’ve joined training now and they’ve done everything the other boys have been doing,” Solskjaer told the club’s official website.
“No reaction so far, touch wood.
“When we get started, it looks like we can have a full squad to choose from.”
The fact that Solskjaer has a full complement to choose from is a huge boost ahead of a possible return to action behind closed doors next month.
United have proven they can perform without Pogba and Rashford as neither were present in the impressive 11 game unbeaten run before the coronavirus pandemic made football hit the pause button.
But the Reds are so much more of a dangerous attacking proposition with the pair in the side and Solskjaer now has healthy competition for places ahead of a crucial run-in.
United are three points behind Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in the league with nine games remaining and have a fantastic opportunity to finish in the top four places.
The return of Rashford and Pogba also means Solskjaer’s men have no excuses in mounting serious pressure on Chelsea. Rashford was totemic before he suffered a double stress fracture in his back in January. Pogba’s return, meanwhile, is generating plenty of excitement amongst supporters due to the prospect of another creative outlet operating alongside Bruno Fernandes.
We can’t wait to see how Solskjaer reintegrates Rashford and Pogba back into the first-team when United return.