Manchester United v Colchester United: Solskjaer taking Carabao Cup seriously

Illness delays Pogba’s Man United return

Man Utd team news: Solskjaer confirms fresh fitness blow ahead of Carabao Cup clash

However, the defender is the only injured player on the verge of being available which means the likes of Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo and Tim Fosu-Mensah are still working their way back to full fitness along with Pogba.

Colchester, though, already have an impressive Premier League scalp to their name in this season's League Cup.

Speaking in a pre-match press conference before United's Football League Cup quarter-final against Colchester United on Wednesday, Solskjaer hinted that Dalot could be in line for a return while Pogba's comeback is still in a delayed mode.

"I don't think we've seen a great passion for him wanting to play for Manchester United".

The French worldwide has stopped playing since the end of September and Solskjaer says that his return to the side has now been somewhat delayed due to illness. "That's not beneficial and that's probably set him back quite a bit", the United boss said. We just need to get him match fit.




United won the Carabao Cup five times, the last time in 2017 with José Mourinho, and Solskjaer insists that it is a competition that is being taken seriously.

"It's massive for a player to win his first trophy, no matter which one it is".

Solskjaer told reporters: "Any player or any team - and, for us, it's a new team now that we are building - would benefit from winning a trophy or getting to a final". At the same time, with a tricky away fixture at Watford on Sunday, the manager will want to rest some of the more important players.

"We showed that by the team we put out against Chelsea, that we take this seriously, even though we were in a hard spell in the league it was still important for us to create that momentum and belief in the players".

"Even though we were in a hard spell in the league it was still important for us to create that momentum and belief in the players". We're going make changes again because there's so many games.

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