Paul Pogba Set For Three Months Out After Injury Worse Than Originally Feared

Paul Pogba Set For Three Months Out After Injury Worse Than Originally Feared
Sep 17, 2017

Manchester United News

Manchester United are concerned that midfielder Paul Pogba could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines of up to three months, according to the Times.

Specialists believe the central midfielder may need up to 12 weeks of convalescence – if this was the case, this would see Pogba miss crucial European fixtures as well as games against rivals such as Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City.

The Frenchman trudged off in United’s 3-0 win against Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday. Initial MRI scans imply a grade three tear, as well as damage to the tendon. Further medical assessment will be required, which would confirm Pogba’s layout for José Mourinho’s side.

The news will come of unparalleled disappointment for the Red Devils, with the 24-year-old producing several controlled & commanding displays in the middle of the park – finding a new lease of life alongside defensive midfielder partner Nemanja Matić, who was signed from rivals Chelsea in the summer.

However, what has also reportedly disappointed Manchester United’s coaching staff is an analysis of his injury showing that it was a result of private physical training conducted without the supervision of the club.

“The injury is really bad,” a United source told the Times. “It’s not normal for a player respecting our training programme.”

Mourinho, however, has insisted the Manchester outfit will find a way to cope without him: “There are good players more than ready to play so honestly we miss Pogba, we need Pogba, but we have good players.

“Herrera, Fellaini and Carrick are waiting for a real chance to start the matches,” the 54-year-old said to the media ahead of their clash against Everton on Sunday. “We lost important players last season during crucial moments of the season and we weren’t crying or getting excuses in about that.”

“Squads are there to try to cope with these kind of situations. I don’t know how many, but we’re going to play without Pogba for a few matches but we have other players.”

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