Paul Pogba should be in contention to feature when Manchester United take on Arsenal on New Year’s Day, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
When asked in his pre-match press conference, conducted at Turf Moor whether he thought Pogba would travel down to London, the boss was positive in his reply.
“Yeah, I would think so,” the club’s official website quoted Ole as telling reporters.
Pogba did not travel to East Lancashire with the rest of the squad at the weekend, after making substitute appearances against Watford and Newcastle United.
Solskjaer has indicated the midfielder simply required additional rest.
“When you’ve been out for such a while, it’s always going to take time to be 100 per cent,” Ole explained.
Even with the festive period coming to an end, United still face a busy schedule to kick off 2020, starting with the trip to the Gunners.
With Scott McTominay the only new injury concern over Christmas, the manager believes the squad has plenty of options, whether there are any incomings in January or not.
“Well, if we can keep [our forwards] fit and if we can keep on improving, one addition, if you get two additions, of course that’s going to be competition for places, and that’s what you’ve got to deal with at this club,”he added.