Website Language

Active date

Solskjaer handed huge double injury boost ahead of Premier League clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba are fit to take part in the club’s Monday night match against Arsenal.

United boss had recently announced that he wouldn’t rely on Rashford’s presence on Monday’s match, while Pogba had an ankle injury after last week’s match against Rochdale.

But now the two footballers are expected to play, after coming through fitness tests.

Solskjaer hopes Pogba will lead the club to new goals: “We need to score more goals, definitely. We’re working on improving the relationships, the patterns, the understanding. We’ve started at one end with the foundations, I think that we’ve done great defensively but we’re not happy with the return going forward.”

Though United have won two of their opening six league games, Solskjaer believes they will lift their position.

Being asked whether he sees United as a top-four side, Solskjaer replied: “I think so, yeah. The top two last season (Manchester City and Liverpool) were too far ahead from the rest of us. I think we should be in and around the places behind there. Chelsea are going through a similar period of rebuilding; Arsenal Tottenham, us. You’ve got Leicester, there are loads of teams wanting those positions and that’s where we’ll be in and around.”

Alan Shearer sends warning to Mason Greenwood over first-team pressures