Paul Pogba could return from injury next month.
Manchester United have coped without Paul Pogba for the last three months. The Frenchman picked up an injury while away with France on international duty. There’s no doubt his presence has been missed; on and off the field.
I know Pogba has his doubters (I’m amongst them). However, his teammates love him while his talent cannot be denied. We’re a better side with him in the squad.
The results without him speak for themselves. We’ve struggled in pretty much every game we’ve played in. After seeing Pogba back out on the training field yesterday, that got the fans talking in regards to when he could return.
Well, now we know. During his pre-match press conference, Ralf Rangnick has identified the game during which Pogba could make his injury comeback; Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.
Check out what the gaffer had to say to the club website here:
“Paul Pogba had his first day of training with the whole group yesterday and, in the first training session, he showed what kind of extraordinary player he could be,” Rangnick told the media, including ManUtd.com.
“He will not be available for the two games this week but hopefully after the international break, when we have the Cup game against Middlesbrough and the away game at Burnley, I think he could be an option.”
For those wondering, that game takes place on February 4th – just under three weeks from now. Assuming there are no further injury setbacks for Pogba, that means he’ll miss just two more matches before he’s available to be picked again.
With the way our current midfield is struggling at the moment, I don’t think it’s a stretch to suggest he could well be one of the first names on the team sheet when he does return.
Now we need to address the elephant in the room; Pogba’s uncertain future. As things stand, it looks highly likely that the midfielder will be walking away for nothing this coming summer. He’s underachieved here in Manchester, while dividing fan opinion. He has every right to want to walk away from that, while United shouldn’t be bending over backwards to keep him here.
As long as he’s in the right place mentally, United should be looking for one final push from Pogba as they look to finish the season strong.
Can Paul Pogba still make a positive impression despite his future being unclear? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.
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