Premier League 2019-20: Key players Pogba, De Gea ruled out of Man Utd ahead of clash against Liverpool
Publish Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:11 PM IST
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Injury concerns affect Manchester United ahead of key battle with invincible team of the ongoing season Liverpool as midfielder Paul Pogba and goalkeeper David de Gea has been ruled out due to injury, manager Ole Gunnar Soksjaer confirmed on Wednesday.
De Gea was forced to leave the field in Euro 2020 while representing national team Spain against Sweden on Tuesday.
France midfielder Paul Pogba, on the other hand, has missed the last seven matches for Man Utd due to an ankle injury after spending international break to regain his fitness. The 26-year-old is yet to recover from injury to feature in upcoming matches.
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"David needs a scan. I think he'll be out," Solksjaer told Sky Sports. Speaking about Pogba, the Norwegian manager said the midfielder needed a few weeks rest so he won't make this game.
Manchester United has managed just two wins in their opening eight matches in the ongoing season of the premier league and sits just two points ahead of the relegation zone in the 12th place of the EPL table.
Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are likely to return after treatment. "Hopefully, Aaron and Anthony will be training this week and be available for selection," Ole was quoted as saying by Reuters. He hinted that they might feature for 30 mins up to half time.
Liverpool has made a perfect start to the season with 24 points in the first eight matches. The reds would like to equal the record of Man City's winning streak of 18 consecutive matches when they visit Old Trafford on Sunday.
Man Utd team and coach Solkajaer will be in tremendous pressure in the next match as another loss would push them to the relegation zone. Solkajaer's future will also be in doubt in the next fixture as Man Utd has lost two matches against lower placed side Newcastle (1-0) and West Ham (2-0) in the last few matches in the premier league.
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