Why Pogba Was Left Out Of Man United Squad To Face Burnley

Manchester United's Paul Pogba prepares to take a penalty.

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Man United have come out victorious in their clash with Burnley on Saturday, although Paul Pogba yet again failed to mark his appearance in the fixture.

The Frenchman was out since September owing to a foot injury which induced concern amongst supporters. Despite a late recovery, the United manager is still holding the talented midfielder back as he has appeared only twice now, that too as a second half substitute.

The former Juventus star hence played against Watford and Newcastle this month, although failed to make much of an impact in the two appearances.

Subsequently. the 26-year-old was not among the 20 squad members who travelled to Turf Moor to take on the Clarets.



Solskjaer revealed (via club’s official website) after their Burnley clash that: “Paul has played in two games now and he’s been out for a while, so we didn’t feel it was right for him to participate today.”

“He had 45 minutes [against Newcastle] but he’s been out for a while and he didn’t feel right.

“He reacted to that one so we’ll just have to take our time and get him ready for next time. When you’ve been out for such a while, it’s always going to take time to be 100 per cent. He just needed another day probably of recovery.”