Well, isn’t that interesting.

United supporters were briefly sent into a panic last night when The Mirror published a story claiming Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes were injured after a collision in training.

The worst possible scenario couldn’t really have happened, could it?

This is what happens when you try to load The Mirror’s story this morning. The page has been taken down.

Oops indeed. Could it have been that the story was sourced to a parody article written by Soccer on Sunday, published earlier, claiming the pair were both out for the season after a collision in training?

Their website disclaimer says: “Soccer on Sunday is a satirical magazine.”


It appears United fans probably have very little to worry about, and our season has not suddenly imploded amid a freak accident.

(Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Other national newspapers repeated the Mirror’s story, linking back to it, and their versions remain online.

All will become a little clearer when the team is announced for today’s match against Bournemouth at Old Trafford which kicks off at 3pm.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JULY 03: Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Fernandes was pictured in training yesterday, although Pogba did not feature in any of the photos. Is there a half-truth to it?

United may look to rotate so it is possible at least one of them is rested. If neither are in the squad, then we might begin to panic a little.

We aren’t getting too ahead of ourselves here, but the fact The Mirror’s online article is now deleted probably speaks for itself.

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