Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has received a major injury boost with news that Paul Pogba has returned to training.
The midfielder has been out of action recently due to a hamstring injury, having missed United’s last six Premier League games and three Europa League ties.
His presence in midfield has been sorely missed, with Bruno Fernandes having to carry the burden of responsibility.
But Solskjaer could welcome Pogba back to action sooner than expected after the midfielder was seen in training on Tuesday.
Pogba shared an image on his account of himself in a full training kit wearing his boots with the caption: “Let’s get back to work, fellas!”
United travel to Italy this week for the return leg against Milan in the Europa League, and it remains to be seen if Pogba will be involved.
However, they will play for a second time in the space of three days against Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals, a tie which could mark Pogba’s comeback.
France manager Didier Deschamps will confirm on Thursday whether Pogba will be involved for the World champions’ upcoming fixtures, which will be a serious hint over the player’s condition.
Reports have suggested Solskjaer is hoping Pogba will return to the fold this week and play a role in both games.
He’s one of five players recently sidelined with injuries who could be involved this week.
Donny van de Beek, who has been struggling with a muscle injury, hasn’t played since the 1-1 draw with West Brom on February 14th. In that game he came on for the final 11 minutes of action.
But he too was spotted at training on Tuesday amid hopes he will be able to return this week.
Speaking over the weekend after Sunday’s win over West Ham, Solskjaer said: “‘Injury-wise I hope we have four or five players back for that game [Milan],’ said Solskjaer.
“It’s very likely that Edinson and Anthony are fit, Donny hopefully as well. Paul even might make the trip and David is back from isolation. That’s more numbers.”