Pogba and Rashford fit for any EPL return

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer says Paul Pogba, left, and Marcus Rashford are fit again.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer says Paul Pogba, left, and Marcus Rashford are fit again.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have recovered from their injuries and will be available for the restart of the Premier League season.

Pogba, who underwent foot surgery in January, and Rashford, who suffered a back injury during an FA Cup third-round clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers, were both expected to miss the remainder of the campaign.

"They're looking good, they've joined training now and they've done everything the other boys have been doing. No reaction so far, touch wood," Solskjaer told United's website.

"When we get started, it looks like we can have a full squad to choose from."

Solskjaer is also hoping to keep hold of striker Odion Ighalo until the end of the season.

Ighalo's loan move from Shanghai Shenhua is set to end on May 31 and the Chinese Super League club are keen on bringing the striker back ahead of the resumption of their domestic season.

"We're in dialogue. They've been great towards us, his club, and allowed him to play for his dream club," the Norwegian added.

"Hopefully he can finish off what he started, hopefully with a trophy for us. At the moment, nothing has been agreed. Their league is going to get started soon so we're just waiting to see."

Premier League players have returned to non-contact training in small groups with their clubs and 'Stage Two' of the government's guidance will allow close quarters coaching and tackling in team sports.

The Premier League's 'Project Restart' envisages a return to play in June.

Australian Associated Press