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Pogba And Maguire Set To Play For Manchester United Against Chelsea
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Pogba And Maguire Set To Play For Manchester United Against Chelsea

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, and new signee, Harry Maguire, are set to start for the Red Devils when they host Chelsea on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side welcomes the Blues to Old Trafford in their opening fixture of the new 2019/2020 Premier League season.

Pogba had missed United's final International Champions Cup win against AC Milan in Cardiff on Saturday due to a "back spam" while England international Harry Maguire only joined for a reported £80 million ($97m) from Leicester City on Monday.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that both men are in the frame for a possible start in the crucial game against Frank Lampard's Chelsea.

"Harry has impressed me, very much so. He has come in as a presence," the Norwegian told MUTV.

"He is taller and bigger than I thought. He has come in as a real plus. He will have an impact on the rest of the boys.

"Harry is ready to play. I am sure he will put himself up, when I ask him on Sunday, if he is available because he has played many games for Leicester over the pre-season. He has trained well and he has looked sharp when he has been here.

"Paul joined in, actually, the day after [the Milan friendly]. I wasn't going to risk him, traveling down with the flight, but he joined in the game against Blackburn the day after, behind closed doors here.

"He is available. All of the boys are fit. It was always our aim to get to the starting line with as many players as fit as possible. Of course, Eric's injury is bad news, but the rest of them are available."

Pogba's future is still uncertain with the French international reportedly wanting out at of the club even though they have maintained he is not for sale.

Maguire became the third player to move to Old Trafford, with the club having brought in Daniel James from Swansea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka respectively while Romelu Lukaku departed for Inter Milan on deadline day.