Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been hit by a fresh injury worry.
The World Cup winning France international has been criticised for his club performances since the start of the new season, and has notably improved while playing under Didier Deschamps.
With his contract not due to expire until June of 2022, there has been plenty of talk around his future as Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay and Fred impress in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s midfield.
Although Pogba was sidelined for a large chunk of last season with an injury that eventually required surgery, he will miss their tie against Southampton on Sunday with a separate issue.
When asked for an update on the likes of McTominay, Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw and Phil Jones, the former Molde coach said:
“Scott and Paul they didn't train this morning, not on the grass.
"Very unlikely for the weekend. Marcus, Victor, Aaron should be okay but not 100 percent.
"Luke has started rehab on the grass, not with the squad. Apart from that, Jones is out until after Christmas."
When asked is Pogba was out with a reoccurring injury, he added: ”Separate issue."
Solskjaer then added when asked about the threat of Southampton: ”Of course we want the run to continue but we know how well Southampton have done in the last year or so.
"We have good away record and we are up there since turn of January.
"We have been pushing up the table, and we are getting that consistency. It is a nice challenge and a good test for us to see if we have learnt our lessons."
One player who looks certain to start is Fernandes, who has now scored 21 goals and laid on 13 assists across only 35 appearances in all competitions for United.
His manager said of his progress: “He does have that presence (like Cristiano Ronaldo).
“Just look at the results since he came in. He is a team player, which is key for us now.
“I wasn't looking forward to telling Bruno he was resting vs Leipzig, but he took it really well."
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