The World Cup winner has been on the sidelines for a couple of months now but there had been reports that he is in line to be available for selection when Man United take on Spurs at Old Trafford.
Now though, Solskjaer has sent all the hopes down the drain by clearly stating that Paul Pogba will not be able to feature vs Spurs.
“No. Paul’s not ready, no,” Solskjaer told reporters in his pre-match press conference.
“So, he’s still a bit away, but he’s working hard, so let’s see. He’s out [training] on the grass, so let’s see how long it will take.”
Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic are also on the sidelines but unlike Paul Pogba there’s a chance that they could make a comeback when the Lilywhites come to town.
The manager added: “You know I don’t want to talk about these injuries we’ve had, but of course when you get Scott back, when you get Paul back… we have been light in midfield because we had Scott and Nemanja and Paul out for such a long time and that’s affected us.
“[Scott and Nemanja] are touch-and-go, so let’s get this [today’s] training session out of the way. We’ve got more games than this one, so I can’t just look at one game. We’ve got to look at the long term.”
With Pogba still out, it will be Fred who will play in central midfield but right now everyone is watching as to who the Brazilian’s partner will be on Wednesday.
If McTominay can make himself fit in time then it surely will be a huge boost for Solskjaer since the Scottish international was a key player for Man United before he picked up the injury.