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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Pogba and De Gea set to miss 'Pool clash

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Sunday's Premier League clash with Liverpool while goalkeeper David De Gea faces a scan and is a major injury doubt.

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.

"Paul had an injury, he came back, he worked really hard," said Solskjaer. 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.

"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 added. De Gea is set to undergo a scan on a suspected groin injury.

United sit 12th and are 15 points adrift of fierce rivals and league leaders Liverpool ahead of Sunday's showdown.

Solskjaer was battling a lengthy injury list before the international break and De Gea's issue further adds to those problems.

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