The international break has so far not been overly kind to Manchester United on the injury front.
Midfielder Paul Pogba suffered a thigh injury in France’s first training session on Monday, meaning, according to reports in France, that could now be sidelined for up to ten weeks, Edinson Cavani has not linked up with the Uruguay squad because of a tendon injury and Luke Shaw will play no part in England’s clash with Albania at Wembley this evening.
Shaw went off for United against Manchester City last Saturday with a head injury and is still following medical advice, with strict rules concerning players who have suffered concussions.
England boss Gareth Southgate remains unsure if Shaw will even be available for Monday’s trip to San Marino, meaning Harry Maguire, currently, is the only United player available in the squad.
Meanwhile, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is continuing to be strongly linked with becoming United’s next manager if they decide to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, amid ongoing pressure.
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Ronaldo makes a dream come trueGeorge Smith
Premier League confirms 2022/23 season dates and World Cup breakThe Premier League yesterday confirmed that the winter break required next season to accommodate the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will last for just over six weeks.
The 2022/23 season will get underway on Saturday, August 6, before being put on hold from Monday, November 14, ahead of the World Cup starting a week later on Monday, November 21.
Ahead of players being released for international duty for the tournament, 16 rounds of Premier League fixtures will be played between the opening day of the campaign and Sunday, November 13
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The Premier League has confirmed the start date for the 2022/23 season. (Image: Michael Regan/Getty Images.)George Smith
Pogba ‘makes Juventus decision’ Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is prepared to lower his wages to rejoin Juventus next summer if they successfully qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
That is according to a report by Gazzetta dello Sport, as cited by Inside Futbol.
The Frenchman, who is facing up to ten weeks on the sidelines through injury, is out-of-contract at Old Trafford next summer.
Pogba left United on a free transfer in 2012.George Smith
Brendan Rodgers has already warned United’s board and players about his philosophyBrendan Rodgers has already provided Manchester United and their supporters with a clear insight into what he would bring to Old Trafford, and how he would want to work with his players, if he is to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Leicester City manager has been installed as the favourite to replace Solskjaer at Old Trafford, despite the Norwegian, for now, clinging onto his post as United manager.
Solskjaer has watched his side lose four of their last six Premier League matches, with last Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to cross-city rivals Manchester City, for many fans, proving to be the final straw, leaving them demanding a change.
Although Solskjaer is understood to be at an increasing risk of losing his job, the lack of a succession plan being in place is meaning that United are not likely to pull the trigger just yet, despite an increasing level of pressure from the supporters.
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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers. (Image: Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images.)George Smith
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