Cape Town - Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Scott
McTominay will reportedly stay at home when the Red Devils travel to Spain
later this week for a training camp.
Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has granted the
entire squad five days leave before they fly out to Marbella on Saturday,
taking full advantage during their own winter break period.
However, the Norwegian feels both Pogba and McTominay will
be better served making use of the club's medical facilities at Carrington,
rather than getting some sun on their backs.
The midfield pair are both well into their respective rehab
programmes, with Pogba making decent strides since undergoing an operation on
his ankle last month, which has plagued his availability since last September.
McTominay sustained knee ligament damage in December and the
Scotland international is hoping to make a playing return before Easter.
United were scheduled to travel to Qatar but decided to
alter their plans following the recent unrest in the region, with Solskjaer
also a fan of the facilities on offer in Marbella.
He took his former team, Molde, to the Spanish bolthole back
in 2018 and felt it was the best option at such short notice, with no game
until United travel to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on February 17.
The Red Devils have played 21 games in 10 weeks and
Solskjaer admitted after Saturday's uninspiring 0-0 at home to Wolverhampton
Wanderers, how much he is in favour of the new break which has been introduced.
New signings striker Odion Ighalo and midfielder Bruno
Fernandes will also get the opportunity to be properly integrated into the
Solskjaer said: "It'll be a nice break and it's about
time we had that in England. I think all teams will get their energy levels
Despite a back fracture, United striker Marcus Rashford was
surprisingly granted permission to attend Sunday's Super Bowl game in Miami
between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.
It's not known, however, if the England star will remain in
Florida for an extended period or return to Manchester before the weekend.
- TeamTalk Media