Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is set to hand Paul Pogba a first start in 10 months when they take on Sheffield United on Wednesday night.

The World Cup winner is fit again after recovering from an ankle injury that kept him sidelined since Boxing Day.

He impressed coming on as a second-half substitute against Tottenham last week, winning the penalty that Bruno Fernandes dispatched to win a point for United.

And manager Solskjaer is giving serious consideration to handing Pogba a start against the Blades on Wednesday night, in a move that could see the Frenchman start with Fernandes for the first time.

Fred, Scott McTominay, and Fernandes started in central midfield against Tottenham, but one will drop to the bench to accommodate Pogba – who hasn’t started for United since a 1-1 draw against Arsenal on September 30, 2019.

‘He’s delighted to be back on the pitch, he’s had a nine, 10-month injury nightmare, it’s not been like you’re out for 10 months, it’s like he’s almost back.

‘Now finally he’s back playing, I’m sure everyone can see he’s got great hunger for the game.

‘It’s a different team to the team he left behind. Bruno’s coming in, the boys have got some more confidence. The boys need to trust themselves more and trust their own fitness.’

Manchester United are currently fifth in the table, but will be leapfrogged if the Blades manage to get a win. 

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