Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says he is still some way from returning to first-team action. The 26-year-old has been out with an ankle injury since the 1-1 draw against Arsenal and when he was asked about his progress, the Frenchman replied:
“I will still be under plaster for 10 days. After, I still have two weeks of rehabilitation.”
It seems likely that he is on course to make his return at the beginning of December, and supporters on Twitter are pessimistic about the team’s chances in his absence:
We’ll be in the bottom 5 by then
— AA☔️ (@_AA_021) November 3, 2019
Can we just wrap this season up already
— Enrico (@Enriico6) November 3, 2019
Just in time for a transfer in January
— 🕷Financial Bear (@FinancialBear) November 3, 2019
We can't wait to see u join the team. Mufc is missing you
— donCrusher (@EDzakey) November 3, 2019
Here's to hoping this is actually the case, Been doubting the severity of his injury due to it changing so much. Want to see him back in this team even if it is only for a short while.
— Jake Driver (@Jakedee95) November 3, 2019
Then we’ll be in relegation zone.
— Aró (@AroTobs) November 3, 2019
May regain full fitness just in time for january…
— lee (@ld_1986) November 3, 2019
Was it this serious
— Simon Muema (@SimonmuemaMuema) November 3, 2019
Swift recovery @paulpogba
— Isaamin shakul (@shakuljunior) November 3, 2019
United have been struggling to score goals this season and Pogba’s injury means manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can’t call upon one of his best playmakers.
The France international is likely to miss games against Partizan, Brighton, Sheffield United and Astana while he is also touch and go for the match versus Aston Villa on 1st December.
Fans will be keeping their finger’s crossed that Pogba recovers quicker than expected and is ready to come back and improve the side’s attacking options.