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David de Gea and Paul Pogba both miss Manchester United trip to Belgrade

David de Gea and Paul Pogba missing from United's 20-man squad travelling to Serbia for the Europa League clash with Partizan Belgrade

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Sky Sports News' James Cooper reports from Carrington where Paul Pogba and David de Gea were both absent from Manchester United training on Wednesday

David de Gea and Paul Pogba were both absent from Manchester United training on Wednesday, and are not part of the travelling party for the trip to Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League.

Pogba has missed United's last three matches with an ankle issue and, after spending part of the international break working on his recuperation in Dubai, is in a race to be fit for their next Premier League match away at Norwich on Sunday.

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Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane said earlier this month that his recent meeting with Pogba in Dubai was pure coincidence

De Gea had been expected to miss United's match with rivals Liverpool last weekend after injuring his groin on international duty with Spain, but played a full part in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

He did not take part in full training with the rest of United's goalkeepers on Wednesday, with Sergio Romero expected to start at the Partizan Stadium in Belgrade on Thursday (kick-off 5.55pm BST).

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is without eight players for Thursday's match, with Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic doing rehab work in Dubai.

Diogo Dalot, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly are all still sidelined.

Image: Jesse Lingard limped off during United's draw with AZ Alkmaar earlier this month

Midfielder Jesse Lingard was involved in the session, having been out of action for the last three weeks with a groin issue picked up in United's 0-0 draw with AZ Alkmaar.

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Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka both trained after returning to the side in the draw with Liverpool.

Solskjaer was also joined by new strength and conditioning coach Martyn Pert, who has previously worked with MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps, Coventry and West Brom.

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