Paul Pogba will reportedly not start Manchester United’s Premier League return against Tottenham on Friday.
Pogba has not featured for United for nearly six months through injury, but is thought to be fit with the resumption of the league on the horizon.
But according to The Athletic, he is ‘unlikely to start against Spurs’.
Many have been questioning whether Pogba and Bruno Fernandes can play in the same team together, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been trying out the pair in practice matches ahead of the restart.
But The Athletic claims preparations have continued with Pogba out of the starting XI.
United were enjoying an outstanding run of form before lockdown brought the Premier League to a halt, going 10 games unbeaten and recording a stunning win over Manchester City in their last game.
Which means Solskjaer will likely stick with the midfield that served them so well in those matches.
Fred has been a completely different player this season, Scott McTominay has improved, Nemanja Matic has returned to form, and Bruno Fernandes has been a revelation since his move from Sporting Lisbon in January.
Solskjaer has maintained that Pogba has a future at Old Trafford, despite consistently being linked with a move, and will surely find a place for him alongside Fernandes before the end of the season.
But it looks like Pogba will have to be patient.