It’s a week to go now before Liverpool get back into the action with a Sunday match against struggling rivals Manchester United, and a string of positive injury updates mean United are looking a potentially tougher opponent than they were just a day ago.
Paul Pogba has missed five games now this season due to an ankle injury and had been listed as doubtful but today word from the United camp has his recovery efforts looking as though he will be fit by the weekend, just in time to face Liverpool.
Fullbacks Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw, the former out for the past three games and the latter out since August, are also now expected to be fit for Sunday’s match—though with all three players, fit and match fit may be two separate issues.
Especially in the cases of Pogba and Shaw, significant time has been missed by the players this season and that could limit their effectiveness if a desperate Ole Gunnar Solskjær starts either of them in a gamble to save his increasingly tenuous job.
Anthony Martial, out for most of two months now, is also a possibility to be fit on the weekend, though given his even longer layoff and still questionable status a place on the bench is probably United’s best case scenario in his case.