Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been off to an outstanding start to his Manchester United managerial career. The Norweign has won 8 consecutive matches in all competitions only drawing the last match against Burnley. The Reds have secured big wins against Arsenal and Tottenham in this fantastic run.
But just as things had finally started going their way The Reds are facing a huge injury setback as according to reports, Paul Pobga has apparently injured himself seriously in the last game and is poised to undergo a number of tests to determine the extent of his layoff which according to ESPN sources might just be a lengthy one.
The Frenchman has been in scintillating form for the past month and a half. The World Cup winner has been the leading goal scorer in Europe’s top 5 leagues in the period. Moreover, adding to that is the concern about Anthony Martial who had injured himself in the training ahead of the game and subsequently missed out in their Premier League draw against Burnley.
Meanwhile Lingard had also been struggling with match fitness for the last couple of games and could only be fit enough to feature on the bench for United. However he is likely to be fit to start for their upcoming fixture against Leicester City.
These injuries are probably coming at the worst possible time for Solskjaer as United are all set for huge February where they have a whole bunch of season defining matches in the next 4-5 weeks period.
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Apart from the big Premier League games against Arsenal, Liverpool and their bitter city rival Manchester City. They also have the two legs of the huge Champions League Round of 16 encounters against Paris Saint Germain. The Reds also face Chelsea in the FA Cup 5th round game. With United already out of League Cup, FA Cup may be their only real shot for a silverware this season.
With a very hectic February coming up with The Reds playing a game every 3-4 days, Solskjaer would want all of his players available. Moreover, availability of key players like Paul Pogba and Martial, who have been very crucial for The Reds, ever since the arrival of The Norweign might just literally make it or break apart their season.