Man United give update on injured trio ahead of Burnley and Liverpool fixtures

Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof could miss Manchester United‘s trip to Burnley but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful the trio will be available at Liverpool.

Pogba, Shaw and Lindelof missed the FA Cup third round win over Watford on Saturday night through injury and United play their Premier League game in hand at Burnley on Tuesday.

Lindelof has been troubled by a back problem for upwards of a year, Shaw missed a month of the season with a hamstring injury and Pogba was absent for three games in November because of an ankle knock.

The trio might not be risked at Turf Moor but Solskjaer expects them to return for the pivotal trip to Anfield on Sunday.

“‘i hope so,” Solskjaer said. “I hope for Liverpool definitely, but not sure if they’ll make the Burnley one. It’s light training tomorrow then we’ll see on Monday.”

Eric Bailly was forced off before half-time in United’s victory against Watford but tweeted afterwards: “I am OK, it was just a knock.”

Axel Tuanzebe could keep his place against Burnley if Bailly and Lindelof are out, while Alex Telles would be in line to start if Shaw fails to recover.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche
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Pogba has started on the left flank in his last two appearances but United’s attack has been bolstered by the return of Edinson Cavani from a three-match suspension.

Possible United XI at Burnley: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes, Martial, Rashford, Cavani

Manchester Evening News