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Solskjaer: Pogba set to miss Newcastle clash

Solskjaer: Pogba set to miss Newcastle clash Photo: TT
Paul Pogba of Manchester United during the Premier League match at Old Trafford

Star Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba looks set to miss his side’s English Premier League trip to face Newcastle away on Sunday.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made the admission ahead of the clash where United will chase their first away win since March.

Pogba was absent from United’s midweek 0-0 draw at AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League due to an ankle problem.

The 26-year-old has already been withdrawn from France’s squad for the upcoming international break, having battled the ankle complaint over the past month after picking it up on national duty.

Pogba had returned in last week’s League Cup clash with Rochdale before starting against Arsenal in Monday’s 1-1 draw.

“It might be time for us to give Paul 10 or 14 days extra to be ready for Liverpool,” Solskjaer said.

United are currently in 10th spot, having only managed two wins this season from seven matches.

The Red Devils will be desperate for victory away to Newcastle, who are currently second last on the table..

Solskjaer clearly has the clash with leaders Liverpool following the international break on his mind too.

“We will need to improve and that is what we have to do,” Solskjaer said.

“We’re not in the ’90s now. It’s a different era, a different group that we’re building.

“We know there are going to be ups and downs. I’m ready to see these boys blossom.

“There’s not many clubs with our stature that play the young players that we do. They’ve got a chance to come through and we’re sure some of these will be part of a successful team.”

Ben somerford
Sports Pundit staff writer
@bensomerford

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