Manchester United need a big Premier League win to steady the ship somewhat. The pressure is building on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players. A victory over Arsenal would be welcome relief.
For the game, though, the Red Devils have a serious injury crisis on their hands. The latest player to fall foul to being on the treatment table is Paul Pogba. Yep, just one game after returning…
The injury worry hit United in the aftermath of the game against Rochdale, with the key star Pogba now a doubt to take on The Gunners. Apparently, the 26-year-old has a ‘knock to his ankle’ which is swollen. Now, he’s in a ‘race’ to be fit…
“The situation is he finished the game, 90 minutes, fantastic,” Solskjaer is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News. “But he got a knock to his ankle, which is very swollen, so it was better for him not to go there with the team and he’s in a race for Monday. That’s just the way it is.”
The good news is that the injury can’t be too serious if he’s fighting to be fit for this one. It lets us know that at the very least, he should be fine for the game that takes place the following weekend.
We seriously need all the help we can get at the moment, though, and it goes without saying that Pogba is our biggest creative spark (whether you like him or not).
In his absence, the onus would probably be on Fred, who has been hit and miss. Personally, though, I’d love Solskjaer to put trust in youth and hand a start to Angel Gomes. I know that’s a big, bold decision to make, but that’s the situation the Baby Faced Assassin finds himself in, unfortunately.