On MUTV, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he has nearly a full squad to browse ahead of Manchester United’s first Premier League match in more than a quarter of a year, against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night.
The manager said his squad is healthy, indicating that after overcoming long haul injury issues, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are in line for determination.
Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are in any case liable to miss the game. The two didn’t make it through the Reds’ smaller than expected ‘pre-season’ until the 2019/20 season continued after a coronavirus-instigated interruption. Pogba, who hasn’t been featured for the Reds since December 2019, has taken a full part in training, as did Rashford, whose season appeared to be feeling the squeeze when he left the pitch with a significant back physical issue during a FA Cup rematch with Wolves in January.
As midfielder Scott McTominay had done already, before the lockout, Eric Bailly had made a promising come back to the primary team action.
Joined’s latest Premier League starting XI (on 8 March against Manchester City) was: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Wiliams; Fred, Matic, Fernandes; James, Martial.