Liverpool are, for once, firm favourites for this weekend’s game at Old Trafford. The Reds are nailed on for a victory as they head to Lancashire to face Manchester United. Jürgen Klopp’s side are 8 points clear at the top of the table whilst Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is wallowing in 12th place. If Liverpool win on Sunday and other results go against the Red Devils, the Manchester side could finish the weekend in the relegation zone. Things have gotten a lot worse for the Norwegian gaffer as he has given a Man United injury update that is sure to have fans panicking.
This week saw David de Gea limp off lame whilst playing in a Euros qualifier for Spain against Sweden. The keeper pulled up with a groin injury and underwent treatment before insisting he play on, the shot stopper’s valiant efforts weren’t enough though and he was eventually forced off by the problem.
Paul Pogba has been in and out the side this season due to a persistent ankle injury, the French World Cup winner has missed 5 of the Red Devils’ last 7 matches with the problem. Pogba had been progressing well and spent the international break abroad in Dubai working on his recovery, however, it looks as though he will also be unavailable for the game. Paul Pogba’s dance partner, Jesse Lingard, is also sidelined.
Speaking about Pogba and Lingard, Solskjaer told Sky Sports that the duo have “no chance” of making Sunday’s game. In reference to David de Gea, Ole said “I think he’ll be out. It certainly looked like it anyway judging on last night”.
Paul Pogba is undoubtedly Solskjaer’s most talented outfield player, he is the creative, driving force behind the side. David de Gea needs no introduction, throughout the Lancashire team’s decline, the Spaniard has been the one consistent performer and they would be a lot worse off if it wasn’t for his heroics. This latest Man United injury update is great news for Liverpool going into Sunday’s game.