Man Utd Get Pogba And Mctominay Boosts Ahead Of Man City Clash

Manchester United pair Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay could start training again soon as they step up their recovery from long-term injuries.

Pogba, 26, has had the cast taken off his right ankle after surgery and McTominay, 23, has had his knee brace removed. The Scotland international also posted a video of himself at the weekend walking without crutches.

United have a 16-day gap between matches after the visit of Wolves on Saturday and return from their winter break against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on February 17.

Pogba and McTominay could both recover from injuries they sustained during the festive period the week of the Chelsea fixture, since United play their Europa League round-of-32 first leg at Club Brugge on February 20 and host Watford in the league on the 23rd.

“It's hard to put timescales on long-term injuries,” Solskjaer said.

“Because they also need the training before injury free and need to be fitter.

‘’Paul's had his cast off and Scott took his brace off, so at least they can now start doing some work on the grass.”

Nemanja Matic is a slight doubt for the League Cup semi-final second leg at Manchester City on Wednesday night with an unspecified injury.

Matic, 31, came off at half-time in the 6-0 FA Cup thrashing of Tranmere Rovers on Sunday and is due to be assessed before the third Manchester derby inside two months.

“Nemanja has got a slight problem,” Solskjaer added. “So he had to come off at half-time and has played loads of football. So hopefully we can get him back on the pitch tomorrow, I haven't seen him [this morning].”

United beat City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium last month but McTominay and Marcus Rashford both started in what was their standout performance of the season.

City started with strikers Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus on the bench in the first leg semi-final earlier this month yet scored three in the first-half.

Rashford struck in the second-half to give United a smidgen of hope in the return leg and Solskjaer accepts City are stronger now than when they were beaten by United on December 7.

Possible United team vs City: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Fred, Greenwood, Lingard, James, Martial.

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