Manchester United are involved that midfielder Paul Pogba might have aggravated the ankle harm which brought about him to overlook a substantial a part of final season, however there may be hope that his present difficulty is a separate, much less vital downside.
Pogba managed simply 22 appearances in all competitions final yr, 14 of which got here after lockdown, as he battled an harm to his proper ankle which in the end pressured him to bear surgical procedure in January of this yr.
As of but, there may be nothing to recommend that Pogba has aggravated his outdated harm, with United medical doctors hopeful that he has merely picked up a brand new difficulty, however the Crimson Devils are continuing with excessive warning in order to keep away from risking any extra injury.
He has not been formally dominated out of Sunday’s assembly with Southampton simply but, however United are understandably not dashing his return and can give him all of the restoration time he wants.
The message from United is that Pogba isn’t going through a major interval on the sidelines, however it can all come all the way down to how the 27-year-old responds within the build-up to Sunday’s journey to St Mary’s Stadium.
Pogba can be eager to keep away from aggravating his harm as he’s already going by means of what he described as a ‘tough spell‘ at Outdated Trafford.
The midfielder has managed simply 11 appearances this yr, however solely 5 of these have come as a starter, with supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer usually dropping Pogba to the bench and asking the Frenchman to play in numerous totally different positions as soon as he enters the sport.
There was no area for Pogba in a deeper position on the group sheet as Solskjaer has most popular Fred, Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay, whereas the in-form Bruno Fernandes has ensured there aren’t any spare minutes behind the striker.
Pogba is going through a battle to pressure his method again into United’s beginning lineup, so he’ll be hoping that no matter harm he has picked up won’t maintain him out of motion for too lengthy.