Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided positive updates on the fitness of Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay.
Pogba has not played since the 4-1 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day after suffering a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury. He needed an operation to fix the issue but Solskjaer has confirmed he is now out of his cast.
McTominay injured his knee in the same game as Pogba’s last match against the Magpies. The Scottish international is, however, now out of his brace. No timescale has been put on either players’ return with both needing to build up their fitness before making their first-team comebacks.
Nemanja Matic is a doubt for tomorrow night’s game against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup. Solskjaer did not reveal the nature of the injury but it appears to be a minor problem:
“Nemanja has got a slight problem. So he had to come off at half-time [against Tranmere] and has played loads of football. So hopefully we can get him back on the pitch tomorrow, I haven’t seen him [this morning].”
Axel Tuanzebe is not expected to return from a hamstring injury until after the winter break, while Marcos Rojo remains out of contention.
Marcus Rashford is likely to be out for at least another ten weeks with a back injury he sustained in the FA Cup third-round replay against Wolves earlier this month.