- Title: Pogba an injury doubt for United ahead of Premier League clash with Arsenal
- Date: 27th September 2019
- Summary: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (APRIL 9, 2019) (REUTERS) PAUL POGBA WALKING ONTO TRAINING PITCH BERN, SWITZERLAND (SEPTEMBER 18, 2018) (REUTERS) POGBA TRAINING WITH HIS MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM-MATES POGBA TRAINING CLAIREFONTAINE, FRANCE (MAY 2016) (REUTERS) POGBA TRAINING WITH THE FRENCH NATIONAL TEAM
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- Keywords: Manchester United Arsenal Ole Solskjaer Premier League Pogba Old Trafford
- Location: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK
- City: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA002AYFMMV3
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- Story Text: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba faces a race against time to prove his fitness for Monday's Premier League clash against Arsenal after an ankle injury flared up, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday (September 27).
Pogba returned to the starting lineup in United's penalty shootout win over Rochdale in the League Cup on Wednesday but aggravated the problem which had kept him out for almost a month.
The Norwegian, who's seen his side accumulate just eight points from six league matches, also suggested that his squad are on the right track despite sitting 10 points behind leaders Liverpool in the table.
Solskjaer confirmed Anthony Martial (thigh) and Marcus Rashford (groin) are unlikely to feature for Arsenal's visit, but left-back Luke Shaw has returned to first-team training.
The injury crisis could leave United's 17-year-old Mason Greenwood as their only recognised striker for the match at Old Trafford.
Greenwood, who is yet to start in the Premier League this season, has scored in his last two appearances against Rochdale in the League Cup and Astana in the Europa League, and Solskjaer could continue to put his faith in the youngster.
United are unbeaten in their last 12 league matches against Arsenal at Old Trafford but have lost three of their last six home matches in the league.
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