Solskjaer issues positive update on potential return of McTominay and Pogba

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"Every player is allowed to be injured when he's injured and Paul is working hard to get back", the United boss said after seeing his side lose 2-1 to Astana in their Europa League match on Thursday. He's a footballer and he's one of the best midfielders in the world.

'He played centre midfield at times against Sheffield United and he has the energy and drive to do that.

"It's a fantastic story that has to be an inspiration for everyone", Solskjaer said about Taylor.

"I know we've qualified but the mentality is to win the game and that's how we're going to prepare for it". Some of the players - Scotty (McTominay) and Fred - have taken up that challenge and have done well but, of course it's a boost for us when he comes back.' Solskjaer has ruled Pogba out of contention to face Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Sunday, although he may return against Jose Mourinho's Tottenham the following week.

"Maybe [he will be fit to face] Spurs but hopefully for Sunday". "Let's see where he's at when he comes back and he starts training with us".

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Jesse Lingard was captain for the day and opened the scoring - his first goal in 28 matches - after just 10 minutes through a deflected effort.

The midfielder was among only four non-teenagers that travelled to Kazakhstan, where Luke Shaw provided an assist and completed the full 90 minutes on his first appearance since getting injured in August - a period in which talented teenager Brandon Williams has pushed himself to the fore at left-back.

It's reward for midfielder Galbraith's promising performances, not least the wonder goal he scored for the club's Under 21 side in an EFL Trophy victory over Doncaster Rovers in October.

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