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Pogba And Martial Ruled Out Of Leicester City Clash
Manchester United will be without the services of Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba when they take on Leicester City at Old Trafford this weekend.
United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been handed a selection headache with two of his attackers in French duo of Martial and Pogba ruled out of the game due to various injuries.
United are now short in attacking numbers and could have Jesse Lingard and Wan Bissaka coming back into the Starting Lineup having stayed out on the sidelines due to injury for a while.
Martial sat out the Red devils game against Southampton after tweaking his thigh while Pogba was unable to join his French teammates on International duties having sustained an ankle injury.
This means that none of the French men would take part in United’s game against Brendan Rodgers’ men.
United already have Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot and Eric Baily all out with injuries but might have Englishmen Lingard and Wan Bissaka return to the team setup soonest.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, when asked on the situation of the team in his press conference, said:
“Well the treatment room’s been busy.
“And it still is. So we don’t really know who’s going to be available. There’s maybe Aaron, maybe Jesse and I think maybe that’s it from the ones that pulled out [from national squads], but I can’t promise those two will be available either.
“Leicester is always a tough game, as a team, a club wanting to push into the top four, they’ve got good players, a good manager, a proven top manager, Brendan [Rodgers]’s teams always play with football and we’ve got to play well to get the three points.
“Pogba won’t be fit, no. Unless he’s had a miraculous recovery overnight from yesterday to today or tonight to tomorrow, he’s not been ready to do 100 per cent training, no.
“We hope more can be ready for West Ham next week and Paul and Anthony are in that category. I think they’ll be ready for then and can’t say more than that really.”