Solskjaer explains why he dropped Pogba for AZ Alkmaar tie

Europa League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 03/10/2019

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed why Paul Pogba was left out from the squad that will play against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday, sighting the reason that the midfielder needs rest.

Pogba has been playing through pains having struggled with an ankle injury since the start of the season, which has made him sit out on some games but was fielded at Rochdale and Arsenal in the past week.

However, he will be rested against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday night.

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"It's after discussion with a specialist that we've planned that he needs further treatment and rest on his ankle," boss Solskjaer explained to reporters.

"And I probably wouldn't risk him on astroturf anyway, even if he was available for this game.

"But he needs a bit of rest now."