"He's been struck down ill".
In comments made on Sunday but published only on Tuesday, Solskjaer said Pogba had been off for three days after being "struck down ill" and it had "probably set him back quite a bit". "He has the quality not many midfielders in the world have, so it would be great to get him back", Solskjaer added.
United are expected to field a weakened side against Colchester in the quarter-finals of the League Cup tomorrow night as Solskjaer has hinted he'll rest his big-guns ahead of Sunday's Premier League trip to Watford.
World Cup victor Pogba hasn't featured for Manchester United since a 1-1 draw with Arsenal late in September. We just need to get him fit. He might be half an hour, 45, 60, 90 minutes - who knows - in the first game.
"We've got a squad and we've got to rotate".
"I think the team we showed against Chelsea showed that we took it seriously, even though we had a hard period in the league".
Mason Greenwood could well playing a starring role again on Wednesday, having followed up a brace and man-of-the-match display in the Europa League against AZ Alkmaar by hitting the leveller against Everton.
When asked how he "qualified" Greenwood, Van Persie said: "I think it will be very good because during each game he tries to copy me". "I remember coming to the club to keep scoring a few goals and although I thought I could have done better, the manager said it's hard to keep players scoring outside the team".
"It's very, very hard now to form a team without having Mason in my mind".