Man Utd v Liverpool team news: David De Gea & Paul Pogba to miss Old Trafford showdown with injury


United midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Sunday’s Premier League clash with leaders Liverpool while goalkeeper David De Gea faces a scan.

Pogba has been battling an ankle problem and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that the 26-year-old has suffered a setback in his recovery.

Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “Paul had an injury, he came back, he worked really hard. He came back and played a couple of games, maybe played through the pain barrier.

“He had a scan after the Arsenal game and maybe needed a few weeks’ rest in a boot so hopefully he won’t be too long, but he won’t make this game, no.”

De Gea was forced off in Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden on Tuesday night and Solskjaer admits he is also likely to miss the Liverpool clash at Old Trafford.

“David needs a scan,” Solskjaer added. “I think he’ll be out. It certainly looked like it anyway judging on last night so it’s just one of those things.

Solskjaer does hope to have the likes of Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka back as they’re pushing for returns after injury.

“I can’t tell you 100 per cent (who) is going to be fit as something might happen.

“But hopefully Aaron and Anthony will last the training this week and be available for selection. If it’s for half a game or 30 minutes I don’t know but let’s see where they’re at.”


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