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Monday 18 February 2019

Pogba misses United training

REST: Paul Pogba
REST: Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba was absent from Manchester United training yesterday, but Alexis Sanchez was able to join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad.

Preparations are under way for Saturday's match against Brighton, fresh from securing an impressive 1-0 win against Tottenham.

Sanchez missed that match with a minor issue, but the forward was in action at the Aon Training Complex on Wednesday morning.

However, star man Pogba was conspicuous by his absence as United built towards Saturday's Premier League match.

Fellow midfielder Nemanja Matic was also missing after his partner gave birth earlier in the week.

Chris Smalling has yet to return from a foot complaint that has kept him out since early December.

Former United striker Giuseppe Rossi was part of the Solskjaer's group as he looks to build fitness and earn a move elsewhere.

The 31-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Genoa in the summer.

Meanwhile, United are said to be willing to sell midfielder Marouane Fellaini in order to fund new arrivals in the January transfer market.

Fellaini has barely featured under Solskjaer, and United are said to be open to offers for the Belgian - who only signed a new contract last summer. United are thought to want £15m, with any money reinvested into the squad, the reports say.

Meanwhile, Kalidou Koulibaly continues to be linked with United, and reports from Italy yesterday claimed the Napoli defender will ask him club to move if an offer comes in from Old Trafford.

Kalidou Koulibaly
Kalidou Koulibaly

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