Manchester United give Paul Pogba update and confirm four players injured vs Real Sociedad

Donny van de Beek of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on February 16, 2021 in Manchester, England.

Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani will miss Manchester United's Europa League round-of-32 first leg against Real Sociedad.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed Van de Beek and Cavani have both sustained muscular injuries, while Paul Pogba will not play again this month due to a thigh injury.

Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay are doubts but will travel to Turin with the squad on Wednesday afternoon.

"With Paul, he's recovering well," Solskjaer said. "He's starting the treatment and will still be a few weeks, he won't be playing in February, that's for sure. So still a few weeks until we see Paul, definitely.

"Apart from that, we have a couple of doubtful ones [to see] if they'll be fit enough. Anthony and Scott, we'll have to check them tomorrow. Edinson and Donny definitely not travelling."

Mason Greenwood, who flanked Solskjaer for the pre-match Zoom call, is expected to return to the XI against Sociedad, while Dean Henderson, Alex Telles and Nemanja Matic are also in line for recalls.

Pogba could return for United in the Manchester derby at The Etihad on the weekend of March 6, although United's postponed Premier League trip to Crystal Palace could be rearranged for the midweek slot.

Shola Shoretire, 17, could be named on the bench as United can select 23 players for their matchday squad in European competition.

Shoretire signed a professional contract last week and also scored a hat-trick for the Under-23s in a 6-4 victory over Blackburn earlier this month.


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