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The Norwegian coach has revealed that the Frenchman is still in recovery, while Daniel James has also taken a hit
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Paul Pogba will miss “a few more weeks” of action due to his thigh injury.
Pogba has been out of the game since limping in the first half of United’s 3-3 draw with Everton at Old Trafford on February 6.
The Frenchman has missed the club’s last three games in all competitions, including a 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad in the Europa League on Thursday night, and Solskjaer doesn’t expect him to return for a while.
What was said?
Solskjaer also revealed that Daniel James took a hit against the Society, whom the Red Devils eliminated from Europe with an aggregate score of 4-0, while providing an update on the fitness of Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek and Edinson Cavani.
“We will have to see how he is tonight,” said the Norwegian coach. BT sport over James after the final whistle at Old Trafford.
“Scott, Donny, Edinson, we hope they will be available this weekend.
“Paul will still be out for a few weeks.”
How many more games will Pogba sit?
Pogba will not be available for the national team when United take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, where they will look to add their first win of the season against one of the six great teams in the Premier League.
The midfielder will likely also be absent for the next top flight matches against Crystal Palace and Manchester City, while a meeting with West Ham on March 14 could also come too early for the World Cup winner.
Fans will be hoping Pogba can return to the court in time for the Red Devils FA Cup quarter-final clash against Leicester City seven days later, with the team scheduled to take a much-needed break before a clash with Brighton on April 3.
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Pogba played a key role in United’s rise to the top of the Premier League earlier in the season, but Solskjaer has enough strength to cope without heading into a crucial period.
Bruno Fernandes has been a reliable source for goals and assists since moving to Old Trafford from Sporting CP in January 2020. The likes of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial can also provide plenty of firepower in the final third.
Meanwhile, Fred and Nemanja Matic are still on hand to keep things going at the defensive midfield spots as the Red Devils continue to compete on three trophy fronts.