Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Paul Pogba to be fit to take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday after overcoming injury.
The midfielder picked up a knock following a late challenge from Jonjo Shelvey in United’s win over Newcastle and was unable to fly out to Dubai with the rest of the squad for their warm-weather training camp.
He arrived separately several days later but Solskjaer is confident he will be fine for the trip to Wembley after coming through training unscathed.
‘He looked okay towards the end [of the training camp], so he’ll be fit,’ said the Norwegian coach at his pre-match press conference. ‘He did have some problems but he came through the last couple of sessions well, so he should be okay.’
Pogba has been instrumental during United’s five-game winning run under Solskjaer, scoring or assisting seven goals in the Premier League as he was named the club’s Player of the Month.
There was less good news about Marcos Rojo, however, with the Argentine flying back to his homeland after another setback.
Solskjaer continued: ‘He’s gone back to Argentina for a while with his injury.’ On when he might return, he added: ‘How long is a piece of rope? For him, it’s mentally important for him to get away and come back fresh again.’