Solskjaer says Pogba and Rashford will be fit for Premier League return

Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba (L) celebrates with Manchester United's English forward Marcus Rashford after he scores the team's second goal from a second penalty during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 13, 2019.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba will be fit for the proposed resumption of the Premier League.

Rashford was due to miss the rest of the season after a back operation in January, while Pogba had not played because of a foot injury. With both men now in group training ahead of Project Restart, Solskjaer has delivered positive news.

"They're looking good, they've joined training now and they've done everything the other boys have been doing. No reaction so far, touch wood," he said. "When we get started, it looks like we can have a full squad to choose from."

The players have been back at Carrington in small groups for the last week and Solskjaer says everything is ready to move to the next phase of training, a topic which will be discussed at today's Premier League meeting.

"We're back in training which has been great. The boys have been fantastic, the weather's been good and they've enjoyed it," he added.

"Hopefully, now we've proved we can do this safely, we can move to the next step. It's been really enjoyable being on the training ground again.

"Everyone's looking sharp, everyone's been in with a good mood and we've been splitting up in groups, so (working in) fours and fives together and they've really done well."

Solskjaer still hopes United can strike a deal with Shanghai Shenhua as talks to extend Odion Ighalo's loan go to the wire. Ighalo eased the loss of Marcus Rashford with four goals in three starts since January.

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