Pogba is still on the sidelines, with Matic yet to regain full fitness.
Scott McTominay will also miss United’s next games.
Scott McTominay has compounded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s midfield injury woes as Manchester United prepare to travel to Sheffield United. The Scotland international has become a consistent and influential performer for Solskjaer this season, but his manager told a pre-match news conference he will be out for around two more weeks with an ankle problem sustained during the closing stages of the 3-1 Premier League win over Brighton and Hove Albion.
The 22-year-old, who scored in that victory, joins Paul Pogba, the victim of a more serious ankle injury, on the sidelines. Nemanja Matic has only recently stepped up his return to training alongside defensive duo Axel Tuanzebe and Luke Shaw. Nevertheless, Solskjaer also has a fresh concern in that department, as Marcos Rojo rehabilitates from a muscular issue on a similar time-frame to McTominay.
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“McTominay hurt his ankle so he will be out for a couple of weeks I reckon. He will not be ready for this week”, Solsjaker was quoted by the Red Devils’ official website.
He also praised McTominay’s emergence this term, grabbing his opportunity as other more illustrious names have underwhelmed: “Scott has performed really well this season. Finally he has nailed a position down for himself.
“He has played regularly, he has been a running midfielder before, he has played centre-back, he has played everywhere. He was a striker when he was a kid. But now he’s learning the game and his improvement has been great to see. We are going to miss him – Sheffield United, set plays, balls in the box. Of course, Scotty is going to be a little bit of a miss.”