Manchester United Football Club has had their season partly-defined by injuries absolutely decimating the squad. Whether that’s partly their own doing remains to be seen, though it’s definitely a contributing factor.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has, at times, been working with one hand tied behind his back. Sure, the lack of help from the powers-that-be has made his situation worse, but you have to say that injury luck definitely has not been in our favour during the 2019/20 campaign.
Today, we finally heard some good news as Solskjaer provides a positive injury update on a key duo ahead of the Manchester derby. The Baby Faced Assassin met the media this morning – with Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba seemingly on the mend.
“It’s hard to put timescales on long-term injuries, because they also need the training before they’re injury-free and they need to be match fit, or fitter, to be able to play,” he said, per ManUtd.com.
“Paul has had his cast off and Scott’s took his braces off, so at least now they can start doing work on the grass soon.”
Having a positive injury update on Pogba, McTominay is great. Sure, both may well be at least a few weeks away but to hear they’re on the right track is better than hearing they’re not.
I don’t think we can underestimate the importance of both of these guys. McTominay was probably our player of the season before he went down with his injury, while we all know how talented Pogba is.
We’re sitting six points off the top-four right now. If these two were fit, I can make a strong case that we’d either be in the top four or extremely close to it. That’s how desperate we are to get these two back fit and make a proper push for that final Champions League berth.