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Manchester United injury update | Paul Pogba and Anderson will miss the remainder of the season

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Paul Pogba sustained an injury in a Reserves match this week and he will miss the remainder of the season.
Paul Pogba sustained an injury in a Reserves match this week and he will miss the remainder of the season.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson held his weekly press conference today ahead of Sunday's Premier League tie with Everton FC (Full Tactical Scouting Report) and the headline news is that both Paul Pogba and Anderson will miss the remainder of the season due to injury. The youngster Pogba damaged some ankle ligaments while it sounds as if Ando simply won't have enough time to fully recover from his latest injury. In addition, it appears that Ashley Young received a knock in the 2nd half during United's victory over Aston Villa last weekend. However, it doesn't appear that the winger is injured enough to miss the Everton match. Here is what the United boss had to say about these players:

"Everbody's fit after last Sunday. Ashley Young got a knock in the second half but I'm hoing he's okay. The only injury we received is Paul Pogba suffered ankle ligament damage in the Reserves on Monday. We think he's out for the season now. I don't think Anderson will play again this season. There are only four games left and it will be difficult for him."

- Ferguson | Source: ManUtd.com

Fergie also provided an update on striker Michael Owen:

"Michael Owen's been training with the first team for about a week now. That's good news. If there's a player who can score an important goal at any stage of the match it's him. When he gets an injury it's never an easy one - it's months rather than weeks. It's unfortunate because he's a fantastic striker. We want to try and get Michael back. If we get him back and he continues his training he'll be in contention as a sub. He won't be involved on Sunday, though. But for his injuries, who's to say what sort of career he'd have had."

- Ferguson | Source: ManUtd.com

Other than the players mentioned already, it appears the overall injury news is mostly unchanged:

"Otherwise, everyone's fit. We hope we can show the same form we showed last Sunday against Aston Villa. It's never an easy game against Everton. Hopefully we can get the result we want."

- Ferguson | Source: ManUtd.com

Nemanja Vidic and Darren Fletcher are still unavailable due to their season-ending injury and illness, respectively. In addition, goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is still out. With only one game per week and only four matches remaining, squad depth isn't too important at this point but it's obviously important to identify the players near peak form. For the most part, United have close to a settled first-choice right now.

Fergie also had this to say about Everton and their manager David Moyes:

"What David Moyes has achieved in 10 years is phenomenal. Especially given the financial reserves he has. But he's managed to do it, time and time again. It defies logic that he still gets decent results and keeps his team in the top half of the league. Everton going out of the FA Cup was a bad result for them. They went into that game in good form but losing a semi-final and a derby is always disappotining. No matter what happened last week it was always going to be a hard game for us. We expect hard games and we're prepared for hard games."

- Ferguson | Source: ManUtd.com