Paul Pogba will form part of Manchester United’s squad against Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday afternoon after travelling to London on Saturday.

The French midfielder was absent from last weekend’s FA Cup third-round win over Reading after falling victim on a Jonjo Shelvey horror tackle in the 2-0 win at Newcastle on January 2.

But, after meeting up with the Reds squad in Dubai on Monday, Pogba looks set to start against Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs outfit as United look to claw back the gap on the Premier League’s top four.

James Garner missed United’s U23s game on Friday night and his inclusion in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s travelling squad for the trip to the capital explains his absence from the Ricky Sbragia side that lost 3-1 to Fulham at Leigh.

Of the four youngsters to have travelled to the Gulf for warm-weather training this week, Garner was the only reserve-team player spotted by photographers to board the train to London.

Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes both played for the U23s and weren’t spotted, while Mason Greenwood was also unaccounted for.

 

Chris Smalling wasn’t present, nor were Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian or Marouane Fellaini, who has been linked with a move to AC Milan.

Alexis Sanchez was also not seen after the Chilean limped out of the cup win against Reading with a hamstring problem. Eric Bailly is suspended.

Man Utd travelling squad for Spurs fixture

Goalkeepers: De Gea, Romero, Grant

Defenders: Lindelof, Jones, Young, Dalot, Shaw

Midfielders: Pereira, Mata, Matic, Pogba, Fred, Herrera, McTominay, Lingard, Garner

Forwards: Martial, Rashford, Lukaku

Not spotted by photographers: Smalling, Rojo, Bailly, Valencia, Darmian; Fellaini, Gomes; Chong, Sanchez, Greenwood