Paul Pogba has given a fitness update on his hamstring injury by posting a series of videos.
The midfielder was forced off the pitch in the 19th minute of United’s 3-0 win over Basel in the Champions League last month, and since then, has been out of action.
The medical reports revealed that the Frenchman had suffered a hamstring injury that would keep him sidelined for up to 3 months. However, United boss Jose Mourinho refused to put a timeline on the 24-year-old’s return, but admitted that the France international would be a ‘long-term’ absentee.
Nonetheless, Pogba has now given the Red Devils’ fans a slight hope that he could return sooner than expected, by posting videos of himself going through multiple training routines.
The midfielder is on track for an express recovery, and after watching him train, United fans believe that he appears good enough to at least find a spot on the bench for the Red Devils’ upcoming clash against fierce rivals Liverpool.
Pogba posted multiple videos on Instagram yesterday that showed himself working out. The video series began with him jogging on a treadmill, and later showed the former Juventus man testing his strength with some pull-ups. The Frenchman finally underwent circuit training before heading off to a Jacuzzi.
The sequence of clips has generated a buzz amongst Old Trafford that Mourinho might reserve a place for the club’s most expensive player in his lineup when United travel to Anfield this Saturday.
One fan wrote: “Looks like he could make the bench in my opinion.”
Another claimed: “He’s the secret weapon against Liverpool.”
However, all weren’t thrilled to see the star’s routine, as one commented: “Stop pushing him too hard. He doesn’t need the extra stress.”
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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