Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Harry Maguire and Paul Pogba will start against Chelsea in the first game of the season.
The Red Devils are set to kick off their Premier League campaign against the London Club at the Old Trafford on Sunday with speculations rife on the availability of new signing Harry Maguire and the fitness of Paul Pogba.
However, Ole has put the speculations to rest by suggesting that Harry Maguire is fit and ready for the action, while also putting in some nice words for the new signing:
“Harry has impressed me, very much so. He has come in as a presence.
“He is taller and bigger than I thought. He has come in as a real plus. He will have an impact on the rest of the boys.
“Harry is ready to play. I am sure he will put himself up, when I ask him on Sunday, if he is available, because he has played many games for Leicester over the pre-season. He has trained well and he has looked sharp when he has been here.
Meanwhile, Paul Pogba has been a subject of interest from Real Madrid and Juventus, with the midfielder claiming for a need of ‘new challenge elsewhere’.
The midfielder’s absence from the Milan friendly only acted as gas on the fire with several media resources linking him with a move away from the club.
However, the gaffer has put all of the rumours to rest by claiming that the 26-year-old will feature against Chelsea:
“Paul joined in, actually, the day after [the Milan friendly]. I wasn’t going to risk him, traveling down with the flight, but he joined in the game against Blackburn the day after, behind closed doors here.
“He is available. All of the boys are fit. It was always our aim to get to the starting line with as many players as fit as possible. Of course, Eric’s injury is bad news, but the rest of them are available.”
Manchester United will be looking to start off the new campaign with a win against Chelsea on Sunday.