Manchester United are sweating on the fitness of midfielder Paul Pogba after France manager Didier Deschamps suggested he could be out of action for three weeks.
Pogba sat out of United’s Thursday Europa League tie against AZ Alkmaar and according to Deschamps who didn’t call the midfielder to ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, he had a problem with his ankle.
“It’s a new worry with his ankle,” Les Bleus’ coach confirmed on Friday. “He played in the (Carabao) Cup, he played again on Monday against Arsenal. He again has a problem that’s going to keep him out of action for three weeks.
“I’d prefer he was there like all the available players but unfortunately he isn’t in a physical state to be present.”
Solskjaer confirmed the midfielder will not be available when United take Newcastle over the weekend’s trip to Newcastle but suggested that he could be in contention after the international break against Liverpool.
Asked about Pogba missing the Liverpool game, Solskjaer said: “Probably not. There’s an international break as well. It might be a time for us to give them that 10-14 days extra to be ready for Liverpool.”
Pogba aside, the Red Devils currently have injuries to Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard.