Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Paul Pogba will not be available for tomorrow’s game against Leicester City.
The Frenchman picked up an ankle injury against Southampton and it was hoped that the international break would give him enough time to recover. However, in his pre-match conference today, Solskjaer delivered the bad news:
“Pogba won’t be fit, no. Unless he’s had a miraculous recovery overnight from yesterday to today or tonight to tomorrow, he’s not been ready to do 100% training, no.”
Unsurprisingly, United fans on Twitter were very disappointed about the injury setback and are not that optimistic about the club’s chances against the Foxes at Old Trafford:
We are doomed.
— Edmund Osei (@OseiEddie) 13 September 2019
Announce Leicester win
— Pereira (@PreSeasonPirlo) 13 September 2019
There we go again downfall starts now….
— FlorahLestin@Apoo (@FlorahLestin) 13 September 2019
how on earth can we win leceister
— Christiana Gomez (@ChristianaGom20) 13 September 2019
Another 3 points gone 👍🏻
— Shahaan Malik (@Shahaan__malik) 13 September 2019
This means we're going to have matic in midfield?
— Joan Issac🔰 (@joanissac26) 13 September 2019
if there was ever any doubt that this is the worst Utd squad since 1980s
— VirtuosoITK (@myfootballtrial) 13 September 2019
— Kiran Ks (@kiranMUFC) 13 September 2019
Angel Gomes time!!☄️☄️
— GuStavo🖤 (@Bra_Zilyan) 13 September 2019
One injury and the midfield is completely finished. That's the state of this club now.
— B2 (@aman12301) 13 September 2019
Pogba is integral to how United play, and his creativity in midfield will be sorely missed tomorrow afternoon. It’s likely, therefore, that Juan Mata will start the match to offer some flair in the final third of the pitch.
United’s other options in midfield, such as Nemanja Matic and Fred, are hardly similar types of player, but Solskjaer will have to make do with what he has got.