Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe in action during a first team training session

Manchester United give Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay injury and team news updates vs Chelsea

Man Utd have a number of injured players and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given an update on them ahead of the Chelsea game.


Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba will not return for Manchester United at Chelsea on Monday night.

United resume their Premier League season after a 16-day winter break at Stamford Bridge but McTominay (knee) and Pogba(ankle) are still unavailable.

McTominay, 23, has been sidelined since the 4-1 win over Newcastle United on Boxing Day with knee ligament damage and Pogba, 26, has not played since the same date.

McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah travelled with the United squad to Marbella for their warm weather training camp but mainly trained away from the group. Solskjaer said on January 1 Pogba, who underwent surgery, would be out for 'three or four weeks' but the Frenchman has been out for over six already.

"Don't think we'll get anyone back for the Chelsea game ready," Solskjaer said. "Scotty, Axel, Tim, they didn't join too much so are not ready to play in that game. And Paul is not ready, of course."

Nemanja Matic is available again after serving a one-match suspension in the goalless draw with Wolves and Odion Ighalo is expected to be named on the bench.

Ighalo, 30, will not train with his United teammates until Sunday at the earliest and the squad is due to travel to London later that day. Solskjaer believes Ighalo will offer United a different approach up front.

"There'll always be questions when there's a 0-0 if you don't score," Solskjaer added. "We were playing against a very, very good side as well, and at the end of December/January, Anthony's played loads of games, Mason's played loads of games, we lacked that little bit of spark, Bruno just new into the group.

"But Odion, we hope, one, adding that striker will give us a different type of striker and two, it gives us a chance in games to rest Antho or Mason, maybe play in a different way.

"To sign Odion wasn't just on the back of those results. Wolverhampton didn't score against us in three games, either, and we all know they're a good team."

Possible United XI vs Chelsea: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Fred, Fernandes, James, Mata, Martial