Man Utd team news: Solskjaer confirms huge triple injury blow ahead of Arsenal game
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed a major triple injury blow ahead of Manchester United’s huge showdown with Arsenal on Monday night.
Manchester United will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Arsenal at Old Trafford on Monday night.
Ahead of the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this morning and he’s provided a team news and injury update including the latest on several members of his squad.
The United boss revealed a huge concern with the news that Paul Pogba is a doubt for the visit of Arsenal after aggravating his ankle injury during Wednesday night’s penalty shoot-out win over Rochdale in the Carabao Cup.
Pogba had missed Man Utd’s previous three games prior to the League Cup clash after suffering the ankle problem earlier this month and it seemed like he had made a full recovery after coming through 90 minutes in midweek.
However, Solskjaer has confirmed that Pogba’s ankle is severally swollen following the game and the midfielder is feeling pain again so he’s now a doubt for Monday’s crucial showdown with Arsenal.
The Manchester United manager also confirmed that Anthony Martial will miss the Gunners’ clash as he’s not expected to recover from a niggling thigh injury until after the upcoming October international break.
Solskjaer suggested earlier this week that Marcus Rashford remained a major doubt to face Arsenal as he continues to overcome a groin injury so Mason Greenwood could start up front on Monday night.
In another blow to Man Utd, Phil Jones has been ruled out until after the international break after the centre-back was forced off at half-time during the 1-1 draw with Rochdale in midweek.
However, there is slightly better news on Luke Shaw as Solskjaer says the left-back is doing well in his recovery from a hamstring injury and is set to make his comeback soon so he could be involved against Arsenal.
Solskjaer told ManUtd.com:
“Any injuries? There might be one or two who have not really come back. Paul was really struggling with his ankle as it was really swollen, so let’s see how that repairs. He got 90 minutes but was sore towards the end again.
”Phil will be out until after the international break and, do you know, you have to count these after every game but I think that’s it.
“I don’t think we’ll see Anthony before the international break. No, I don’t think so. Luke is improving so, hopefully, we’ll see him.”
Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Angel Gomes and Tim Fosu-Mensah are also out of the game on Monday so Solskjaer has plenty of injury worries to contend with as he prepares to welcome fourth-placed Arsenal to Old Trafford.
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