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Paul Pogba set for Man United return against Rochdale in League Cup

first_img Reuters ManchesterSeptember 24, 2019UPDATED: September 24, 2019 20:07 IST Paul Pogba had suffered an ankle injury last month. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMan United midfielder Paul Pogba is set for injury comeback against RochdalePogba has been out of action since the 1-1 draw with Southampton on Aug. 31″He’ll probably get some minutes against Rochdale,” manager Solskjaer saidManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated midfielder Paul Pogba will return to the squad for Wednesday’s League Cup match against Rochdale.Pogba has been out of action since the 1-1 draw with Southampton on Aug. 31 due to an ankle injury, but is hoping to regain full fitness ahead of the Premier League visit of Arsenal on Monday.”He’ll probably get some minutes against Rochdale,” Solskjaer told the club’s websiteMason Greenwood was absent from Sunday’s league defeat at West Ham United with a bout of tonsillitis, and the teenager, will be hoping to be back in the squad against Rochdale.Luke Shaw (hamstring) and Anthony Martial (thigh) will both miss the midweek clash as they continue to recover from injuries picked up before the international break.Marcus Rashford is also facing an extended spell on the sidelines after picking up a groin injury in a 2-0 defeat by West Ham.Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong could return to the line-up against Rochdale after making their full debuts against Astana in the Europa League last week, while Jesse Lingard is in line for a first start in over a month after recovering from illness.United have made a disappointing start to the new season, recording eight points in six matches to sit eighth in the league standings.Also Read | Bernardo Silva comes under fire from anti-racism charity over Mendy tweetAlso Read | We were motivated to get the win: Sergio Ramos after Real Madrid beat SevillaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Manchester UnitedFollow Paul Pogba Next Paul Pogba set for Man United return against Rochdale in League CupPaul Pogba has been out of action since the 1-1 draw with Southampton on August. 31 due to an ankle injury, but is hoping to regain full fitness ahead of the Premier League visit of Arsenal on Monday.advertisementlast_img read more

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SMMT President delivers warning shot to Government to back UK automotive ahead

Warns of the “devastating waste” of effort if spending cuts undermine supply chain recovery.Major challenges ahead for industry, including an EU referendum and skills shortages.Britain’s global automotive success requires partnership with government to stay competitive.The UK automotive sector is leading Britain’s resurgence as a competitive industrial powerhouse, but needs government to work with industry to ensure continued success. That’s the message delivered by Gareth Jones, President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), in his keynote speech at SMMT’s 99th Annual Dinner in London this evening.Addressing industry leaders, politicians and media on the eve of the government’s Spending Review, Jones called on the Chancellor to maintain the vital investment support and competitive business environment that have helped strengthen the UK automotive industry’s post-recession growth.The industry has delivered an impressive performance in 2015: the domestic new car market is now the second largest in Europe; manufacturing output is up, with exports leading the growth; employment is at its highest level since 2008; and the sector’s annual economic contribution is, at £15.5 billion, at a record high.There is much to be proud of, Jones said, “While the UK’s productivity is falling behind that of global competitors, in automotive we excel. We have the best record in Europe and our productivity has increased four times faster than the UK average. How? Sheer hard graft, hard won investment and a culture that demands continuous improvement and innovation.”However, he added that there are also major challenges to overcome, including a referendum on whether the UK leaves its most important trading partner, a skills shortage and tomorrow’s Spending Review,1 with cuts expected across government departments, including those that help smaller businesses enter new markets around the world.He also called on government to recognise the serious challenges faced in the automotive supply chain which is severely affected by exchange rates, higher energy and business costs. To grow, these companies, often SMEs, rely on government-supported funding initiatives.2 “So much has already been invested successfully and to pull the rug away now would be a devastating waste,” he said, adding, “It’s a stark reminder that while our industry is a net exporter, the export deficit for parts sits at almost £8 billion. However, with the right support, re-shoring to the UK is possible – and with £4 billion of potential growth, the benefits are worth it.”With continued government partnership and sound policies to attract investment and encourage innovation, UK automotive has the potential to deliver that growth – and more, Jones said. “We have shown Britain has what it takes to be a manufacturing powerhouse again. But we can’t do it alone. So we say to government: Create the conditions that allow us to develop the quality products for which we are world-renowned. Back us to create the jobs, economic growth and prosperity that Britain needs. We have shown we can deliver; work with us to make sure that success continues.”1. The Government’s Autumn Spending Review will be announced on 25 November 20152. Successful initiatives include: The Regional Growth Fund loan programme; the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative; and the Long-Term Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness Programme, as well as the Trade Show Access Programme and other schemes that help smaller businesses enter new global markets.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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