From France: Paul Pogba expected to return for Manchester United against Leicester City

by Leo Nieboer

Paul Pogba’s will not miss any action for Manchester United after the international break after it was revealed by L’Equipe that the Frenchman’s ankle injury shouldn’t keep him out for more than ten days.

The midfielder was seen limping towards the team coach following Man United’s 1-1 draw with Southampton last weekend.

Pogba has been since withdrawn from the French national team for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania and Andorra, prompting fears that he would be unavailable for United later this month.

However, it has been claimed by the leading French media outlet that Pogba’s rehabilitation will only take ten days, which means he should be available for the game against Leicester City at Old Trafford on September 14.

Without Pogba, United’s midfielders are as follows: Nemanja Matic, Fred, Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay.

One of those, Pereira, is not even a central midfielder by trade, while Matic is probably entering his final season at the highest level.

In other words, United are, once again, just one bad injury away from a genuinely perilous position. That midfield, as we have seen, looks short even when Pogba is there. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have to alter his entire strategy if Pogba was suddenly unavailable as well.

You may also like