Paul Pogba has said he wants to play every game for Manchester United, even when he isn’t fully fit – so will he start against Arsenal?
Pogba has been one of United’s best performers this season, despite missing several weeks with an injury.
The midfielder is determined to play as much as possible for United, despite the strain it has on his fitness.
“Obviously it is tiring to play all of the those games, but that’s what you want,” said Pogba, as reported by the Daily Star.
“That’s what you play football for.
“You sacrifice, but you enjoy it, so you go through it and you just want to recover to play those games.
“I want to get better and help my team a bit more.
“I’ve played three games in a row. I played my last two games for 90 minutes so I need a bit more time to feel 100 per cent – but I’m still good to play.”
Pogba has featured in four straight games for United since returning from the hamstring injury that kept him out for the whole of October.
He completed 90 minutes in his last two games, and is building up to full fitness again.
He’s expected to start against Arsenal on Saturday when United visit the Emirates Stadium.
Although Mourinho will probably park the bus and ask him to perform a defensive role, Arsenal will still need to be aware of his threat.
He’s been one United’s most creative players this season, with three assists in seven Premier League games.
They’ll be relying on him to produce something special on Saturday.
The only time Pogba has played against Arsenal was in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last season.
He was an unused substitute in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over United at the Emirates in the same season.