Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Provides Fitness Updates on Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly


Ahead of tomorrow night’s Premier League clash at Burnley FC, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provided an update on the fitness of central defender Eric Bailly and midfielder Paul Pogba. It appears the club will be sweating on the match fitness of both, and it sounds like both will be a game day decision.

Pogba and Bailly both trained today, but only in a partial session. Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw trained fully, so they are both expected to be available for selection.

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“I’ve a decent amount of players,” Solskjaer said at his news conference today. “We’ll see with Eric and Paul how they are tomorrow.”

United have a chance to top of table all by their lonesome here, as a draw or better gives them the lead over everybody else in the league, including arch-rivals and reigning champions Liverpool. However, the Norwegian refused to be drawn into hyping this match up more than it needs to be.

He also played down the meaning of where they are in the standings at this moment.

“We are better off than at the same time last year,” OGS added. “We’ve won more, scored more and played better football. That’s a positive, but nobody remembers January tables.”

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