Two Man United injured midfielders will come back this week

Both Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay are very close to come back from injury, and one could feature with the Spurs on Wednesday, confirmed Red Devils coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. France international has been out of action since the end of September with an ankle problem, while the Scottish star has missed three weeks with a knee problem.

In their absence, central midfield duties have been left to Brazilian Fred, and Andreas Pereira and Red Devils have struggled for results, with two wins, two draws and two defeats in their last six games. However, the Norwegian boss says the duo are now pushing for a comeback, and he hopes to see one of them in action with Tottenham at Old Trafford.

‘Still got two days,’ said the Norwegian manager. ‘We need to look at everyone here as well, let’s see, hopefully, we can see one of these players the pitch, but they’re working hard behind the scenes.’ There was speculation that Paul was in no hurry to come back from his troublesome ankle injury as he still hopes for a move away from Man United soon.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has consistently dismissed these rumours and is looking forward to having Pogba available again. ‘Every footballer is allowed to be injured when he’s injured, and Paul is working hard to get back,’ said the Norwegian tactician last week.

The latest disappointment for Man United was a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa in the Premier League on the weekend which leaves them ninth in the table.