Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears set to be without Paul Pogba for Manchester United’s New Year’s Day clash with Arsenal .
France midfielder Pogba didn’t travel with the United squad down to north London on Tuesday evening, and didn’t check into the Landmark Hotel with his teammates.
But he sat out of the Red Devils’ victory over Burnley – with Solskjaer insisting that he needed “another day of recovery.”
Not having Pogba at his disposal will be add to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s woes, with Scott McTominay also ruled out of the trip to the Emirates.
The Scotland international limped out of the victory over Newcastle before exiting the stadium on crutches.
Axel Tuanzebe also remains injured and Marcos Rojo has been allowed to focus on a move away from Old Trafford in January.
In positive news for Solskjaer and United, Eric Bailly featured in training for the first time on Monday after his 2019 of injury hell and may travel to the Emirates.
Diogo Dalot is also available for selection after three months on the sidelines, although Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are expected to regain their places in the starting XI having been rested against Burnley.
He said: “2020 sounds quite good to me – and I’m going to make it a good year for myself.
“I think we’re on the right track. We are still in a transition period, but we’ve seen other clubs do it and come out stronger after a couple of years.
“So we will consign this decade (to the history books) definitely. That’s just the nature of this club.”
“We’re improving and I think we can see more and more of what we want to be and our identity and what we’re good at,” he added.
“We’re making games suit our style more and more. We’ve played the same way for a little while and we’re getting used to each other.
“We’re quite a bit away still from where we want to be, but we have to learn that way of playing football. I’ve said we’re not a Manchester City , we can’t outplay and out football teams like they do yet.
“But hopefully in a few years we can. It’s not going to be overnight, it’s only them that can do that.
“We are more with fast flowing, quicker attacking, but if you can mix that with what we have had in recent games then you’ve got a chance.”
Man Utd predicted XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, Fred, Matic, Pereira , James, Rashford, Martial