Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has confirmed that he is on the cusp of returning to full training. The Frenchman has not played a competitive game since the 4-1 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day due to a foot injury, but he says he is close to making his comeback:
“I’m almost there; I’m just thinking about training with the team.”
Pogba also revealed some of the details relating to the injury. He played with a fracture in his foot at the beginning of the season before needing an operation. When he returned in December, he encountered another problem with the bone which needed more surgery.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has two other players currently still on the sidelines. Marcus Rashford remains out of contention with a back injury. The 22-year-old did provide an update late last month, saying he is feeling “ten times better” than he did even a few weeks previously, and confidence is growing that he’ll be back in May.
Third choice goalkeeper Lee Grant remains sidelined after undergoing surgery on an unknown injury. Depending on when the season resumes, all three could well be back available.