Paul Pogba’s hamstring injury report is likely to come out next week, as the Frenchman seeks to recover at the earliest.
The star midfielder suffered a hamstring injury last week, in United’s opening Champions League match of the 2017-18 campaign against FC Basel at Old Trafford. He was expected to return after a month, but now, United await a report, on the basis of which they will make a decision on whether the player will need surgery or not.
According to a report in ESPN , United will be making a decision before September 30, and decide on the best course of action. There is no set timeline on when the midfielder will return as of now, but it will be known this coming week.
The report also added that the club has been in touch with Finnish muscle repair specialist Sakari Orava, with a decision set to be made about the necessity of a surgery. On Friday, Jose Mourinho had stated that he has no idea as to when Pogba will return.
If Pogba does undergo a surgery, he will be expected to miss the entire month of October, including the Red Devils’ crucial clash against Liverpool. The France international had been crucial for the side up till his injury, but United do have other options in midfield, and Jose has stated that he trusts the squad to cope and deliver.
United’s players have stepped up the ante, and although Pogba will be missed in the upcoming games, the others will hope to step in and deliver, and continue to rake in the wins.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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