first_imgPaul Pogba is making positive progress in his recovery from a minor knock, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hoping to have him available for Manchester United’s trip to Tottenham.The World Cup-winning midfielder was caught by a high tackle from Jonjo Shelvey during a recent victory over Newcastle.He suffered enough damage to keep him out of an FA Cup third-round clash with Reading. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Pogba was also late joining up with United for a warm weather training camp in Dubai as he continued to receive treatment.He has, however, linked up with the rest of his team-mates in the Middle East as they prepare for a return to Premier League action on Sunday.Solskjaer believes a man who has enjoyed a welcome return to form in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s departure could figure at Wembley Stadium, while updates have also been offered on a couple of other absent stars.United’s interim manager told the club’s official website: “Marcos [Rojo] has gone back home because his injury is taking a bit longer than we thought.“Fred[‘s partner] is expecting a baby and Paul [Pogba] has had his knock and has had a few days of treatment back home.“Hopefully, we can get Paul on his feet during this week.”Paul Pogba Manchester United Bournemouth 30122018Pogba, who found himself stuck on the bench as Mourinho’s reign came to a close, has netted four times in his last three appearances.He helped Solskjaer to open his spell at the helm with a run of four successive wins in the Premier League, before Reading were then seen off in cup competition.United will be eager to get him back into their side as soon as possible, especially as a visit to Spurs presents them with a chance to close further on the top four.It remains to be seen whether Fred will play any part in that contest, but the Brazil international did start the 2-0 win over Reading and is being given a chance to play his way back into form.Rojo, who has made just three appearances this season, will not figure as his fitness struggles continue.Eric Bailly will also be absent as he serves the final instalment of a three-match ban for the red card he picked up against Bournemouth, but fellow centre-half Chris Smalling has stepped up his recovery from a foot complaint. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgWITH ONE IN three of Irish people expected to be affected by cancer at some point in their lifetime, cancer services are something many of us will avail of.To that end, the Irish Cancer Society is hoping to get employees involved in thinking up ways to raise funds for their vital services in advance of this year’s Daffodil Day on 22 March. The ‘Our Company Cares’ drive aims to get at least 200 companies on board to find fun and creative ways to get colleagues involved in collecting cash. (We like one of their suggestions – a desk cleaning drive – in‘s less-than-immaculate HQ).John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society, said today that the demand on existing cancer care services – with 30,000 new cancer cases diagnosed in 2011 alone – meant that the society had to be innovative in raising funds. The overall target for Daffodil Day 2013 is €3.4m and Dell Ireland is already on board as a lead partner as well as with its 2,500 employees volunteering time and expertise to the campaign.If you want more details on the ‘Our Company Cares’ campaign, contact Emma Barrett on 01 231 6621 or email [email protected] does Daffodil Day money go?>Column: I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next>last_img read more