For Manchester United, injury problems are starting to mount up pretty quickly.
First, it was Eric Bailly and Diogo Dalot, then Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial. Now, the Red Devils are sweating on the fitness of another key man – with the 26-year-old Paul Pogba suffering a problem.
United have confirmed that the midfielder is set to miss France’s upcoming international fixtures against Albania and Andorra, after being spotted limping away from St. Mary’s following the Reds’ 1-1 draw on Saturday lunchtime…
Although we’re yet to learn the severity of the problem, this has to leave Solskjaer worried. Pogba is the only creative midfielder within this squad who is capable of helping United win football matches. If he’s injured for any prolonged period of time, we’re in huge trouble.
Pogba has been nowhere near his best since making the move back ‘home’ to Manchester, though I do feel sorry for him. All the pressure is on his shoulders to carve out chances, but he simply cannot do it all on his own.
Perhaps it would have been in everyone’s best interests to let him leave, because he hasn’t worked out as we’d have liked. For what it’s worth, I believe he’ll be out of here next summer, though United won’t let him go without a replacement.
For now, it’s about healing up and ensuring that Pogba is ready to take on Leicester City in twelve days’ time.