Injury Boost For Manchester United As Paul Pogba Prepares To Return Ahead Of Schedule

Paul Pogba looks dejected.

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Paul Pogba is expected to return for Manchester United from injury sooner than initially expected, according to the latest reports.

Pogba limped off during Manchester United’s Europa League clash against Rostov last week with a suspected hamstring injury, which in turn left him to miss the Middlesbrough win last weekend and sit out the international break. Jose Mourinho then alleged severe fatigue for the injury due to United’s hectic schedule of fixtures.

But, The Mirror say Pogba is already on the road to recovery and could be in contention to start for the Red Devils after the international break. The report claims Jose Mourinho doesn’t want to rush the Frenchman back to avoid any kind of risk of extending his spell on the sidelines.

But it is believed he could be available for the home fixture against Everton on April 4. Should United’s medical staff decide to further delay Pogba’s comeback, then he will be available for the trip to Sunderland on April 9. The Manchester United boss is keen to have the midfielder back and fully fit for the Europa League quarter-final tie with Anderlecht.

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And he also wants Pogba for the Premier League clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford on April 16 as the former Blues boss seeks revenge for their FA Cup defeat and 4-0 humiliation in the league in October.

Pogba has made 41 appearances for the Manchester giants this season, scoring seven goals and providing five assists. However, Mourinho has other concerns after both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones withdrew from the England squad this week due to injury.

While it is still not clear how long the pair could be out for, it will likely put further strain on Manchester United squad and the Portuguese boss as they reach a critical part of the campaign when he would have hoped to have a fully fit squad at his disposal.


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