By Mark Weasley
Manchester United have been handed a huge transfer boost as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that talismanic Frenchman, Paul Pogba is fit for Sunday’s clash away at Tottenham. The 25-year-old has become a key component of Solskjaer’s team since he took charge at Old Trafford, scoring four goals and creating a further two in just four games.
Pogba is expected to play against Spurs on Sunday, a game which represents the first big test United have faced since Solskjaer, affectionately called “the baby-faced assassin” replaced Jose Mourinho last month. The manager has won 5 games on the bounce, but will have his work cut out against an in-form Spurs who also have title ambitions of their own having not won the top-flight league for over 58 years.
Pogba had not initially traveled with the squad for the mid-season warm weather camp in Dubai following a minor injury due to an altercation with Jonjo Shelvey in the 2-0 win at Newcastle, but flew to join his teammates after being assessed by the medical staff at Carrington.
Speaking ahead of the game, Solskjaer spoke about Pogba.
He said, “[Pogba] looked OK towards the end so he’ll be fit, he did have some problem but he came through the last couple of sessions well. He’ll be OK.”
Pogba has looked a reborn player since Solskjaer took over, with the World Cup winner playing in an advanced role instead of the more withdrawn role he played under erstwhile manager, Jose Mourinho.
United know that a win against Spurs will give them more confidence and help towards Champions League qualification.