Manchester United’s top-four hopes have taken a huge blow with a double training ground injury.
Key men Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes collided in training and are now doubtful for United’s game against Bournemouth.
The Mirror report that the accidental clash occurred when Pogba ran into his teammate as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put the final touches to his side’s preparation for Saturday’s game.
Both players were taken away for treatment, with Fernandes appearing to come off worse.
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With games coming thick and fast, the news is a huge blow, with both Pogba and Fernandes having been in sensational form since the Premier League restart.
The news could well hand a boost to Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur’s top-four hopes.
Chelsea currently occupy fourth place but this week’s defeat to West Ham has seen them looking over their shoulders at United in fifth, just two points behind them.
Spurs are in ninth and Arsenal are eighth, but poor form from the teams above them has meant their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League are not over yet.
Solskjaer has been forced to do without Pogba for the majority of the season due to injuries and his return has given an influential boost to United, especially with his impressive link-up with January signing Fernandes.
Their absence would be a significant blow to United, with the duo having played key roles since the Premier League’s return.
United a five-day break between facing Bournemouth before Thursday’s trip to Aston Villa, which could well give the pair a chance to recover quickly.
Yet with the club refusing to comment over the training ground collision, it is currently unclear how long they will be out for.