Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has effectively been working with one hand tied behind his back due to injuries decimating the squad all season-long.
The Baby Faced Assassin hasn’t moaned, instead, he’s taken it on the chin and worked with what he has. Right now, the club are within touching distance of the Premier League’s top four while fighting it out in both the FA Cup and Europa League. He deserves credit for that.
Suddenly, the squad is looking much healthier. However, that are still big absentees; Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.
The Norweigan was asked about the availability of both, with Solskjaer, unfortunately, offering a negative injury update on the key United duo. Pogba is ‘nowhere near’ a part of team training yet, while it’s ‘touch-and-go’ as to whether Rashford will play again this season. Yikes…
“Paul has not been part of the team training yet, so it’ll depend on how he feels or when he feels ready to do that, so he’s not anywhere near that yet.” Solskjaer told reporters including ManUtd.com.
“I would hope Marcus is playing this season,” he added. “It’ll just be touch-and-go towards the end. So hopefully we can go through and get through this tournament and prolong the season.
”It takes time. I’m not a doctor, but obviously I was hoping that he would recover quicker than it actually looks like he is going to be out for. So another few months definitely.”
At this stage, and I don’t think I’m in the minority anymore, I’m just bored of the whole Pogba saga. He should’ve been back from injury weeks ago and instead we’re now learning he isn’t even close to a return?
Honestly, that snake Mino Raiola probably isn’t helping matters, but I’d like to see Pogba do more to get himself back out there. If I was Solskjaer, I’d use the Frenchman as an example and refuse to play him again for the season’s remainder. After all, the midfielder has plenty to lose with EURO 2020 now just around the corner…
As for Rashford, it’s just a damn shame. He was in line for a 25+ goal season before his back issue flared up and now we’ll be without arguably our best player for the all-important run-in.
I pray that he can make it to the EURO’s and play a part in the end of our season, though it’s looking pretty bleak right now. Get well soon, Marcus!