It was reported earlier that the Frenchman had suffered a hamstring injury, as he was subbed off in the 18th minute of United’s 3-0 Champions League win over FC Basel on the opening night of the European competition.
Pogba has been off the pitch for over two weeks now, and as per James Ducker from The Telegraph, the 24-year-old might not make it in time to feature in United’s high profile fixture against Premier League Champions Chelsea on the 5th of November.
The much awaited fixture, which is the Red Devils’ final game before the November international break, is still five and a half weeks away from now, but as per the report, the midfielder won’t be able to recover fully in order to travel to Stamford Bridge for the clash.
It was claimed that the Old Trafford club has consulted Finnish muscle repair specialist, Sakari Orava, to find the extent of their young talisman’s injury.
Orava had recently operated on Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, and while speaking with Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, he pointed out that Pogba’s injury was “a little different to Dembele,” and could “heal without surgery”.
Manager Jose Mourinho is already said to be preparing for the upcoming matches without his star midfielder, as Pogba is currently at the club’s Carrington training base, receiving treatment. However, if the Frenchman does not recover before November, Mourinho would have to manage United’s next eight fixtures in the 24-year-old’s absence.
United face Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend, and apart from Pogba, the Portuguese tactician is reportedly without club captain Michael Carrick, along with Phil Jones, Marouane Fellaini, and Anthony Martial as well – all due to injuries.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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