Manchester United Football Club have been without Paul Pogba for the season’s majority. The Frenchman, who has featured in just eight games this term, has been sidelined with an ankle issue.
Credit where it’s due, the Red Devils haven’t wilted in his absence, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to sign Bruno Fernandes a major reason why. With a game against Derby County taking place tomorrow night, the Baby Faced Assassin offered an all-important injury update on the mercurial midfielder…
According to journalist Samuel Luckhurst, United have been handed an injury boost with Solskjaer finally putting a timeframe on Pogba’s return from injury. Apparently, the Reds’ #6 is due back in first-team training next week.
Now that doesn’t mean he’ll be straight back into the mix for the Europa League game against LASK next midweek, it’s going to take time for him to return.
The last thing United will want to do is rush him back and further re-aggravate the problem. Forgive me for being somewhat cynical on this one, but I genuinely feel that Pogba just doesn’t want to play for this club anymore.
Perhaps the up-turn in form, and potential link-up with Bruno Fernandes is changing his mind somewhat. However, the real benefit to Pogba returning right now is to ensure he finishes the season strong and secures his place in France’s European Championship squad.
Sure, I’m intrigued to see how Pogba gets on with Fernandes. Perhaps the pair will fire us to a spot in the Champions League next term, heck, we may even win a trophy. It seems pretty clear (to me anyway) that Pogba won’t be here next season, though…