Manchester United midfield duo likely to miss Southampton clash

Paul Pogba didn’t train on grass this morning and is considered a doubt for Sunday’s Premier League meeting against Southampton.

That’s the big team update from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s press conference this afternoon, along with the additional news that Scott McTominay also missed training on grass.

The Frenchman was already struggling with an injury going into the game this weekend, and it looks like McTominay could be missing for the game too.

Solskjaer told the press, as quoted by BBC Sport’s Simon Stone on Twitter: “Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba weren’t on the grass, very unlikely for weekend.”

The Manchester Evening News also quote Solskjaer saying it is a “separate issue” for Pogba, so it’s not a pre-existing problem.

The boss added: “Marcus [Rashford], Victor [Lindelof], Aaron [Wan-Bissaka] should be okay but not 100%. Luke has started rehab on the grass, not with the squad.”

This could be an opportunity for Fred and Van de Beek to start again after performing well midweek in the 4-1 win over Istanbul Basaksehir. The win got United back to winning ways in the UEFA Champions League after losing 2-1 against the Turkish champions three weeks ago.

Southampton have been one of the most in form sides since the beginning of the 2020-21 Premier League season as they currently sit fifth in the table, so it’s far from ideal being without two players who are always going to be in contention to start games for United this season.

Solskjaer gave no hints as to who could start on Sunday.

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