Manchester United has been dealt a huge blow as Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Sunday’s Premier League match against leaders Liverpool at Old Trafford.
The Frenchman, 26, is suffering from a foot injury that has limited him to two appearances since the end of August.
United are two points clear of the relegation zone while Liverpool have an eight-point lead at the top.
Speaking with reports regarding Pogba’s injury, United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said, “Paul had an injury, he came back, he worked really hard. 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.”
Goalkeeper David de Gea is also a doubt for the game as he suffered an injury in Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden on Tuesday night. He will have scans on Thursday on a groin injury.
Argentine Sergio Romero who did not make a single Premier League appearance for United last season, will be in action at goal against Liverpool if De Gea is ruled out.
Pogba last played in the 1-1 draw at home to Arsenal on 30 September. He missed United’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle before the international break and has failed to recover in time to face Liverpool on Sunday.