Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed Paul Pogba was left out of the squad to play Burnley, because he “didn’t feel right”.
Pogba did not travel to Turf Moor ahead of United’s 2-0 victory, despite playing 45 minutes against Newcastle on Boxing Day.
Solskjaer said the 26-year-old was held back to give him more recovery time, after more than two months out with a foot injury.
However, he suggested the player could feature against Arsenal at the Emirates on Wednesday.
“He’s been out for a long while and he didn’t feel right.
“We’ll just have to take our time and get him ready for next time.
“When you’ve been out for such a while it’s always going to take time until you’re 100%.
“He wasn’t ready today because he’s not had too many games and he’s had two in a few days and he just needed another day’s recovery.
“Today I felt Fred and Nemanja [Matic] played really well. I don’t think many of you would have thought three or four months ago Fred would have been one of the best players at Burnley at Turf Moor but he was excellent,” Solskjaer told a post-match conference.