Lindelof, Martial, Pereira and Mata hard at work (Picture: Getty) Advertisement Comment Paul Pogba misses Manchester United training ahead of Arsenal clash Paul Pogba did not feature in Manchester United’s training session (picture: Getty)Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was absent from training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side prepared for their Premier League clash against Arsenal.The Frenchman made his return from injury in United’s 2-0 defeat to Watford before Christmas and managed an extra 45 minutes against Newcastle on Boxing Day.However, he was left out of United’s squad for their 2-0 win against Burnley on Saturday, which Solskjaer claimed was down to the congested fixture list at this time of year.United take on Arsenal at the Emirates on New Year’s Day and Pogba was seen entering the club’s training ground on Monday morning.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut the 26-year-old was not seen during a public 15-minute session, though there is a possibility that he joined the rest of the group once the media were forced to vacate. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Dec 2019 1:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares Angel Gomes [right] made a return to training (Picture: Getty)Nevertheless, it’s a worry for Solskjaer that his star man is still feeling the effects of the foot injury that kept him sidelined for three months earlier this season.Elsewhere, there was positive news in the return of Eric Bailly, who was making his return to training after five months out with a knee injury.Arsenal trail United by seven points but can reduce the gap to four if they can manage a first win under new boss Mikel Arteta.Two late goals from Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday inflicted the first defeat of the Spaniard’s reign at the club but there were clear improvements in the Gunners’ play and attitude.MORE: Frank Lampard praises players’ heated half-time inquest as Chelsea squad ripped into each other Advertisement United take on Arsenal on New Year’s Day (Picture: Getty)
“In fact we have only had four goals against us and scored 42,” Spendlove adds.Second ranked Prince Charles Comets of Creston meet the winner of Golden and Trail’s J. Lloyd Crowe.”They are a real treat to watch . . .with a good solid defence, skillfull midfield and quick offence,” said Spendlove, who assists son Jamie on the coaching staff.”We only have four Grade 12’s in a squad of 24 players so the next few years look promising.”The two semi final winners advance to the Kootenay AA Final at 4:30 p.m.The Kootenay champ represents the region at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Championships November 19-21 in Burnaby. The L.V. Rogers Bombers are the early favourite to capture the Kootenay High School AA Boy’s title when the zone tournament opens Saturday in Creston.The Bombers enter the six-team tourney as the top ranked team and get a bye into the semi final round Saturday, playing the winner of the Invermere’s David Thompson/Stanley Humphries of Castlegar contest at 1:30 p.m. at the Rec Centre Field in Creston.”The boys have done great this year and are looking and playing with lots of class and style (come Saturday),” said coach Dave Spendlove.”We lost only one game out of nine this season and that was due to injuries mounting up over the course of the tournament in Summerland.”
Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to join in with the celebrations by selecting the Bombers Team of the Week.The team includes Chase Gilbertson, Joel Bokenfor, Liam Smith, Mike Caldecott, Eli Swan, Sebastian Bodineoach, Evan Klenk, Raven Johnson, Owen Pfeffer, Nigel Ziegler, Rowan Megale, Seamus Howard, Daniel wood, Jake Anderson, Martin mendez, Dylan Dixon, Ezra Lloyd and coaches Brad Swan and Michael Joyce. One easy way of getting selected as Mallard’s Team of the Week is to overcome the odds and capture a BC High School Provincial Title.The L.V. Rogers Bombers accomplished the feat Saturday in Abbotsford, claiming the BC High School Boy’s Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Robert Bateman.The game came down to the final seconds before LVR was crowned the winners.