BURNLEY, England -- Paul Pogba was left out of the Manchester United squad to face Burnley because he "didn't feel right," according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but the midfielder should be available to return against Arsenal.
Pogba did not travel to Turf Moor ahead of United's 2-0 victory despite playing 45 minutes against Newcastle on Boxing Day. Solskjaer said the Frenchman was held back to give him more recovery time after more than two months on the sidelines with a foot injury but suggested the 26-year-old could feature at the Emirates on Wednesday.
"He's been out for a long while and he didn't feel right," said Solskjaer. "We'll just have to take our time and get him ready for next time.
"When you've been out for such a while it's always going to take time until you're 100%.
"He wasn't ready today because he's not had too many games and he's had two in a few days and he just needed another day's recovery.
"Today I felt Fred and Nemanja [Matic] played really well. I don't think many of you would have thought three or four months ago Fred would have been one of the best players at Burnley at Turf Moor but he was excellent."
Solskjaer will hope to have Pogba available to play Arsenal with Scott McTominay facing a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury. The Scotland international damaged knee ligaments during the win over Newcastle and left Old Trafford on crutches.
"I wouldn't expect him to be back within a few weeks," said Solskjaer. "I don't think we'll see him, it'll be more than that. But he's always proved before if you give him three weeks he's back in two, but I don't know if it's three or four weeks. It might be something like this. We've just got to find a way through it."