Paul Pogba (left ) and Marcus Rashford in action for Manchester United
Paul Pogba (left ) and Marcus Rashford in action for Manchester United

Manchester United: Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford fit to return when Premier League restarts


Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford will be fit to play when the Premier League restarts, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford will be fit to play when the Premier League restarts, says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The top flight is hoping to return to action in mid-June after pausing on the weekend of March 7 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pogba has not played a game in 2020 because of a foot injury, and only managed eight matches in all competitions from August to December.

Rashford had not been expected to play again this season after undergoing back surgery in January.

"They're looking good, they've joined training now and they've done everything the other boys have been doing. No reaction so far, touch wood," Solskjaer told MUTV.

"When we get started, it looks like we can have a full squad to choose from."

Paul Pogba's Premier League season stats do not make for good reading
Paul Pogba's Premier League season stats do not make for good reading

Premier League team have been back training in groups of up to five players since May 19 after phase one of Project Restart's return-to-training protocol was implemented.

Top-flight bosses will discuss the prospect of moving to contact training at a meeting on May 27.

"We're back in training which has been great. The boys have been fantastic, the weather's been good and they've enjoyed it," Solskjaer added.

"Hopefully now we've proved we can do this safely and we can move to the next step. It's been really enjoyable being on the training ground again.

"Everyone's looking sharp, everyone's been in with a good mood and we've been splitting up in groups so (working in) fours and fives together and they've really done well.

"Hopefully, they can as I said, step up and go to bigger training groups but so far it's been good."


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