Manchester United are preparing for a pretty important game against Istanbul Basaksehir tonight. The Red Devils could also be boosted by the return of Paul Pogba.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men got the job done last time out, just about… Tonight, Manchester United will have revenge on their mind. Istanbul Basaksehir deserved their 2-1 win in the reverse fixture but it’s time to put that right.
Win here and United are still in control of their group. Lose and it’s anyone’s game. With that said, I’d expect the Baby Faced Assassin to make some changes to the starting line-up as he looks to keep his squad as fresh as possible.
United have been boosted, though, with the return of Paul Pogba. The star is back in training after missing the WBA game at the weekend with an injury he picked up while on international duty.
The Frenchman was spotted in yesterday’s session, among the likes of Edinson Cavani, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James. Cheers to the official @ManUtd Twitter account for the snaps.
Check out the photo of Pogba in training here:
It’s fair to say that Pogba’s start to the season has been less-than-impressive, while constant flirting with Real Madrid won’t help his case whatsoever. There was even talk of United trying to sell the mercurial Frenchman next summer, which is understandable given his contract situation.
For what it’s worth, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Pogba start and play well vs Istanbul Basaksehir tonight. He needs to put in a good performance to start winning back those fans who are doubting him. What better place to do that than under the Old Trafford floodlights in an important European game?
It’s definitely nice to see him back in training, that’s for sure. With games coming thick and fast, we need all the available players we can get and Pogba definitely isn’t a bad option to have.