Published: Sat, January 05, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Pogba an injury doubt for Man United's FA Cup date with Reading

Pogba an injury doubt for Man United's FA Cup date with Reading

Sanchez endured a torrid 2018, scoring just four goals in 30 appearances after his lucrative January transfer from Arsenal, but Solskjaer believes the Chilean will fit perfectly into his plans.

For, with United looking reinvigorated and Solskjaer reprising the old Midas touch that famously saw him come off the bench against Bayern Munich to win the Champions League for United in 1999, he must still know the impossible is possible.

According to the same story, Manchester United have been long-term admirers of Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar and Napoli centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Southampton secured their first clean sheet in 11 Premier League games with a scoreless draw at Chelsea.

Paul Pogba is expected to be missing against Reading after being injured by a reckless Jonjo Shelvey challenge during Wednesday's 2-0 win over Newcastle.

The Norwegian has won all four of his first four fixtures as United caretaker boss and the club will consider appointing him on a permanent basis if they can't land first choice Mauricio Pochettino. "You need to be at the top of your game and today we weren't". "We never hit the heights that we can do but I felt we were in control, kept plugging away", he told Sky Sports. I think as soon as we lose the ball he is ready to defend, ready to help the team.

But ahead of their FA Cup clash with Reading, Solskjaer was less confident about landing the full-time job.

Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly and Roma's Kostas Manolas have now been linked with moves to Old Trafford, however, Solskjaer is not anticipating new arrivals in January.

He added: "When we prepare we always look and the strengths and weaknesses of our opponent and of course you have more stronger points when you talk about Manchester United".

Then Rashford himself doubled the lead after a fine counter-attack involving Lukaku and the returning Alexis Sanchez, ensuring that sixth-placed United have now scored 14 goals in four games in their flawless start under Solskjkaer.

Newcastle is a fantastic club, fantastic crowd, you expect them to attack you but Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones were fantastic. But the congested fixture list over the last two weeks has left little time for training in between games.

"Ole really wants the players to stick together and doesn't want them in their hotel rooms playing on their tablets or on social media".

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