Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can welcome Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw back to Manchester sooner than expected. All three are traveling back from their national teams early or staying in Manchester – in two cases they are forced to do so.
Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw (from left) are missing from their national teams.
At Manchester United, the worm is currently in – and now also with the players personally. Paul Pogba as well as Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw cannot take part in the last two World Cup qualifiers of their national teams. While the Englishmen Rashford and Shaw had decided not to travel there from the start, Pogba already completed a training session with the French national team on Monday. And it sustained an injury in the right thigh, as the association announced.
For him, Jordan Veretout moves up from AS Roma in the squad. This means that Pogba is already missing on Saturday (8.45 p.m., LIVE! At kicker) against Kazakhstan, when the Equipe Tricolore can win the World Cup ticket.
Rashford and Shaw stay in Manchester
Rashford, who has only been used as a joker after his shoulder operation in the summer and also complained of health problems in the Manchester derby on Saturday, voluntarily refused to go to the national team in order to concentrate on regaining “full fitness”. The club announced this. Teammate Shaw is missing from the Three Lions due to a head injury he sustained in the city derby, the English association said.
For this, Arsenal’s formidable playmaker Emile Smith-Rowe was appointed to the English national team for the first time – and could promptly celebrate his debut against Albania on Friday (8.45 p.m., LIVE! At kicker).