Pogba could make injury return against Spurs

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful of welcoming back either Paul Pogba or Scott McTominay for the Premier League showdown with Jose Mourinho's Tottenham.

Paul Pogba has been sidelined since September with an ankle injury.   -  Getty Images

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful of welcoming back either Paul Pogba or Scott McTominay from injury for the Premier League showdown with Jose Mourinho's Tottenham.

Pogba and fellow United midfielder McTominay were absent from Sunday's disappointing 2-2 draw against Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

United star Pogba has been sidelined since September with an ankle injury, while McTominay hurt his ankle in the win over Brighton and Hove Albion prior to the international break.

As former United boss Mourinho – who had a reported falling out with Pogba prior to his sacking in December last year – prepares to return to Manchester with his Tottenham Hotspur side on Wednesday, Solskjaer provided an update on his midfielders.

"We have still got two days and we need to look at everyone here as well," Solskjaer told reporters when asked about Pogba and McTominay.

"We have only got two days, so let's see, but, hopefully, we can see one of them on the pitch. They are working hard behind the scenes."

United is languishing in ninth in the Premier League, two points adrift of fifth-placed Spurs – which has won both Premier League matches since Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino.

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