Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has provided an update on French midfielder Paul Pogba’s injury situation. According to Ralf Rangnick, the French World Cup winner could be back in the starting line-up in a couple of weeks.
Paul Pogba has been out of action for both club and country since November. He picked up a serious thigh injury during a training session with the France national team.
The French World Cup winner was enjoying a fantastic season before the injury layoff. Pogba has registered seven assists in just 13 games across all competitions for Manchester United this season. On top of that, he also played a crucial part in France lifting the UEFA Nations League this term.
Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick talking about Paul Pogba at a press conference said:
“Right now, it’s about him getting fit again, getting training fit, not to say match fit.
“I think this will take, as far as I know, another couple of weeks. And until then my full focus is on the players who are available and with whom I can play the next upcoming games.”
While the midfielder has returned to the Manchester United training ground for some light training. But Paul Pogba is still expected to be out until January 2022.
Paul Pogba contract situation
Paul Pogba’s future at Old Trafford is still up in the air. His contract with Manchester United is set to expire next summer. The midfielder has shown no intention of signing a new long term deal with the club. While a new deal can still be agreed in the coming months. A return back to his former club Juventus can also be on the cards.
The red devils are expected to reject any transfer approach made for the midfielder in the January transfer window. The club are also expected to offer Pogba a new deal in the coming months.
The 1-1 draw against Newcastle United in the Premier League shows the importance of Paul Pogba in the Manchester United midfield. The team could not connect the midfield to the attack and the forward line and the midfield pair were on completely different wavelengths in the 1-1 draw. Ralf Rangnick and Manchester United will be hoping that Pogba’s return in January can finally mean an end to this midfield problem.
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