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

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 Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic doing rehab work in Dubai.

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

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