Manchester United receive huge injury-boost ahead of Newcastle game

Michael Carrick is understood to have been combating a virus which has made him dizzy

Michael Carrick is understood to have been combating a virus which has made him dizzy

Paul Pogba has been out of the Manchester United side since the Champions League match with Basel in early September. Since then Jose Mourinho's side have lost to the likes of Huddersfield and Chelsea.

Manchester United fans rejoice - Paul Pogba is set to return to action after the worldwide break.

Despite the worldwide break being upon us, a number of Manchester United players have been training hard at the club's training ground in anticipation of the next game against Newcastle. Mourinho has given a week off to his star players who are not involved in global duties.

Other first-team players such as Chris Smalling have been given this week off to rest ahead of the busy Christmas period.

Paul Pogba has said that Manchester United and France teammate Anthony Martial is "one of the best players he has ever seen".

The Red Devils scored an average of three goals per-game with Pogba in the side, but have scored almost half as many, an average of 1.6 per-game.

The 24-year-old was joined by Rojo and Carrick in the training session.

United boss Mourinho confirmed he is planning to use this weekend's halt in Premier League fixtures to revive some of his flagging players and ease his long-term injury victims back to full fitness. Carrick has featured only once for United this term, in the Carabao Cup clash against Burton Albion in Septemnber.

Rojo travelled with United's team to London for their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea but was not fit enough to make the bench.

The French global has been slowly working his way back to full fitness over the past two months but Pogba is now intensifying his work-load and should be in the squad to face Newcastle on November 18.

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