Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Paul Pogba and David de Gea will miss Manchester United’s match against Liverpool on Sunday through injury.
De Gea limped off during Spain’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Sweden on Tuesday with an abductor problem. Pogba, meanwhile, has missed five of United’s past matches due to an ankle injury.
The France international missed out on international duty in the recently completed window, heading to Dubai to work on his recovery.
However, the clash against Jurgen Klopp’s unblemished Liverpool side will come too soon for both players as United look to recover from a difficult start to the season.
“David needs a scan,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports of his Spanish goalkeeper. “I think he’ll be out. It certainly looked like it anyway judging on last night so it’s just one of those things.
In De Gea’s place, Sergio Romero will make his first Premier League appearance of the season having previously played in the Carabao Cup and Europa League.
Pogba, meanwhile, returned from his ankle injury against Arsenal on September 30, but that appearance was perhaps too soon as he missed out on United’s next Premier League game against Newcastle as well as France’s two matches during the international break.