Rashford, Pogba, McTominay – Latest Man Utd injury news and return dates ahead of Chelsea clash

Manchester United travel to Chelsea after the winter break in what is a huge game in the race for Champions League qualification.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have stuttered in recent weeks, dropping points against Burnley and Wolves at Old Trafford, so victory is imperative if the Red Devils are to reignite their top four challenge.

They take on a Chelsea side who are also struggling to find consistency, with Blues boss Frank Lampard admitting that his team lack depth in attacking areas.

United will hope to welcome back several players from injury after their mini-break, although some key stars will still be on the treatment table.

Ahead of the Stamford Bridge clash, we take a look at the United players who will and won’t be fit for the trip to west London.

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Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford aggravated a back problem in United’s FA Cup third round replay against Wolves and has been ruled out until after the break.

Speaking on January 19, Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Yeah it’s a [back] stress fracture. He’ll be out for a while.

“He won’t be back until after the mid-season break. Normally six weeks to heal, then he needs rehab after that.”

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Scott McTominay

Scott McTominay has been on the sidelines since the win over Newcastle on Boxing Day, with a knee injury.

Speaking in January, Solskjaer said: “Scott’s going to be out for a while. We won’t see him before the winter break, we’ll see him hopefully in February.”

Paul Pogba

Pogba made a substitute appearance in the Boxing Day clash against Newcastle, but has not played since after suffering ankle and foot problems.

Speaking on New Year’s Day, Solskjaer said: “He’s injured now and he’ll probably need an op on his foot.

“We’ve had a consultant looking at him and the club has done the scans.

“He’ll probably be out for three or four…


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