Solskjaer excited by Premier League restart

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cannot wait for the return of the Premier League.

United return to action against Tottenham on June 19, before coming up against Sheffield United the following Wednesday.

United will then travel to Norwich City in the FA Cup quarter-finals on June 28, before another long trip down to Brighton the following Tuesday.

“We’ve been looking forward to these games for ages really,” Solskjaer told the club website.

“We more or less knew what the fixtures were going to be early on. There was a little tweak with Sheffield United being the second one instead of Brighton.

“It does make it feel like ‘yes, we’re here soon’.”

United back in action at Old Trafford

United took took part in a behind-closed-doors training fixture at Old Trafford on Saturday as they prepare for their Premier League return.

United split their squad into two teams for the practice game, with star midfielders Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes on opposing sides.

Opinion: Pogba still a hugely valuable asset at Old Trafford

Paul Pogba needs to be given a reason to stay at United beyond this season amid continued doubts over his future, writes the MEN's Rich Fay.

United’s decision to field Pogba and Bruno Fernandes on different sides for their practice match yesterday only further fuelled the intrigue ahead of the Premier League return. 

Fay writes: “As has been the case since he even first joined the club, Pogba’s influence and intrigue goes far beyond his actions on the pitch, but he remains a hugely valuable asset and one which United must continue to embrace.”