Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has provided an injury update on Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani in the build-up to Manchester United’s visit to Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
Cavani has spent the last 20 days nursing the calf injury he picked up in United’s 1-1 draw with West Bromich Albion.
The 34-year-old has skipped the Red Devils’ Europa League two-legged tie against Real Sociedad and the Premier League meetings with Newcastle United and Chelsea.
However, the Uruguay international has recently returned to training and is edging closer to regaining full fitness.
Cavani nailed down his place in Solskjaer’s starting XI before suffering an injury setback.
He scored in three of his last six appearances for United, pushing Anthony Martial down the pecking order in the process.
Although Cavani is unlikely to start against Palace on Wednesday, Solskjaer is delighted to see his star striker coming back to the fold.
“We have had a training session this morning – of course, it was a light one,” Solskjaer told the club’s official website.
“We are looking okay. There are a couple of doubts for tomorrow that we have to give as much time as possible.
“Edinson [Cavani] trained, he has joined in, that is good. Let’s hope there is no reaction after the session. Hopefully, he will travel with the squad.”
Meanwhile, Pogba, who last featured for the Old Trafford side in a 3-3 draw with Everton on February 6, will stay out of action a while longer.
The French playmaker is dealing with a nasty hamstring injury and has yet to resume training.
The 27-year-old was on his way to cementing his place in Solskjaer’s starting line-up before the injury hampered his momentum.
Pogba faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines and will not make it to United’s matchday squad tomorrow.”
“Paul is still not ready for us, no,” added Solskjaer. “He is feeling better. He is not been training with the team yet, so he is definitely not travelling down to London, no.”
After a goalless away draw with Chelsea last time out, United will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League.
A trip to Selhurst Park, where they have not lost a single of their eight top-flight matches this millennium (W6, D2), represents the perfect opportunity to do so.