Paul Pogba has joined David De Gea on the list of Manchester United players that won’t feature the matchday squad for Sunday’s Premier League showdown with Liverpool
A nasty foot injury that has restricted the Frenchman to just two top-flight appearances since late August will leave him on the sidelines for weekend’s spectacle at Old Trafford.
As reported by BBC, De Gea and Pogba have both been ruled out of the Red Devils squad, with the Spanish goalkeeper expected to undergo further scans on a groin injury.
The outcome of the upcoming encounter with Liverpool might have a critical impact on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future at Old Trafford, with Massimiliano Allegri already named as his successor by the media across Europe.
BREAKING: Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and David de Gea have been ruled out of Sunday's match against Liverpool.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 16, 2019
Deprived of the services of his first-choice shot-stopper and his star midfielder, the under-pressure United boss will face an uphill task of stopping Premier League toppers, who seem to have reached the pinnacle of the European football.
Eight wins from as many league outings have brought the Merseyside giants two games away from shattering Chelsea’s record for the best-ever start to the Premier League season.
On the other hand, Solskjaer’s men have picked up just one point from their last three league fixtures and are currently trapped only two points above the relegation zone.