Man United injury news: Expected return dates for Pogba, McTominay and Tuanzebe ahead of Chelsea

The mid-season break is over, and a mouthwatering clash between Manchester United and Chelsea is coming on Monday evening.

The two sides face off at Stamford Bridge, in what could prove to be a pivotal game in the race for Champions League qualification.

Both teams were given a boost in their hopes of playing Champions League football next season with the news that UEFA have banned Manchester City from European football for two seasons – meaning if City finish in the top four, fifth place in the Premier League will secure qualification.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side need to pick up three points, especially after the disappointing results against Liverpool, Burnley and Wolves before the break.

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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 Carabao 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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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 weeks.”

(Image: John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Despite the midfielder not travelling to Spain with the rest of the United squad, Pogba has been undergoing his own individual training…


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