Paul Pogba 'Illness' Sparks Further Speculation

Paul Pogba 'Illness' Sparks Further Speculation

Pogba checked in with United's doctors on Saturday before his symptoms worsened on Sunday.

Paul Pogba's Manchester United comeback is set to be delayed after he missed two days' training because of illness.

Solskjaer is not expecting Pogba to return for the Carabao Cup quarter-final against League Two opposition, with only Diogo Dalat given a realistic chance of playing from United's sidelined players. "I remember coming to the club to keep scoring a few goals and although I thought I could have done better, the manager said it's hard to keep players scoring outside the team".

"It's very hard now to put a team out there without having Mason in my mind, yes".

Having fuelled speculation about his future during a summer of intense scrutiny, the 26-year-old has not featured since September due to an ankle injury that has restricted him to just six appearances this season.

In comments made on Sunday but published only yesterday, Solskjaer said Pogba had been off for three days after being "struck down ill".

"I don't think we've seen a great passion for him wanting to play for Manchester United". It might be half an hour, 45 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes - who knows, the first game.

United has won the Carabao Cup five times - the last time in 2017 under Jose Mourinho - and Solskjaer insists that it is a competition that he takes seriously.

Solskjaer told reporters: "Any player or any team - and, for us, it's a new team now that we are building - would benefit from winning a trophy or getting to a final".

"It's making it hard for me to leave it out", said the United chief.

The League Two U's have already knocked out the Premier League duo of Crystal Palace (away) and Tottenham (at home) in the competition, both via penalty shoot-outs after 0-0 draws, so have earned their big night out at Manchester United. We're going make changes again because there's so many games.

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