We are halfway through the mid-season break, with a mouthwatering clash awaiting Manchester United and Chelsea.
The two side face off at Stamford Bridge on Monday week, in what could prove to be a pivotal game in the race for Champions League qualification.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side they simply have to pick up three points, especially after the disappointing results against Burnley and Wolves at Old Trafford.
They take on a Chelsea side who have also been in inconsistent form, with Blues boss Frank Lampard admitting that his team lack depth in attacking areas – and with the knowledge that they have already beaten Lampard’s side at home and away this season in the Premier League and FA Cup.
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 clash in west London, we take a look at the United players who will and won’t be fit.
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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 weeks.”
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Despite the midfielder not travelling to Spain with the rest of the United squad, Pogba has been undergoing his own individual training regime at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex in Dubai and took to social media to post an update at the weekend.
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.
Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford receives treatment during the FA…