Paul Pogba was forced out of Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool on Saturday at the eleventh hour due to a gashed leg sustained in the closing stages of their final training session before the match.
Yet, according to journalist Miguel Delaney, the French superstar will return for United’s second of three huge matches this week when they host Sevilla in the second leg of their Champions League last sixteen clash.
#Pogback tonight. To step in for McTominay, with team likely to otherwise be the same as against Liverpool. Bailly fine.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) March 13, 2018
McTominay, the man to miss out and allow the 49-cap French star to return, can feel hard done by after a series of impressive performances since his permanent introduction to the first team.
However, he runs so hard and far every game that he might be in need of a rest ahead of a gruelling week. It is also important to remember that young players need careful managing at during the early stages of their first-team career.
As far as Pogba is concerned, it is an opportunity for him to reverse his recent poor form, which has led to rumblings after United performed much better in his absence against Liverpool.
That means that United fans were split when the news emerged. This time last season, the reaction would have been euphoric but this time around it was a more muted reaction. We’ve had a closer look at the best of the reaction…
Doesn’t deserve it if McTominay isn’t injured
— George H (@georgeheminway) March 13, 2018
Not sure if it is the right change. Maybe it should have been instead of Mata. Pogba in a 2 man midfield is just not right defensively.
— Aakash (@Aakash_utd) March 13, 2018
Easy win for United, not sure why Sevilla are even bothering to turn up.
United don't lose at Old Trafford… Only City have beat us there in 2 years…
— AxAs (@AxAs23) March 13, 2018
Are you sure?
Isn't it Jose gambling by playing Pogba in a mid field of 2?
— Vimal Dwivedi (@vimalculdwivedi) March 13, 2018
— 💮 (@WallboT__) March 13, 2018
— Adam Green (@adamgreen91) March 13, 2018