Manchester United midfielder and the most expensive footballer of all time, Paul Pogba, could be set for a spell on the sidelines. The French international limped off the field during United’s Europa League encounter with Turkish side Fenerbahçe on Thursday, with José Mourinho’s side a goal down. He was replaced by striker Zlatan Ibrahimović, despite the presence of Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the bench.
As of yet there is no word on the extent of the injury, though BT Sport pundits Michael Owen and Paul Scholes seemed to think it was nothing more than a dead leg. Indeed, replays seemed to suggest it was a blunt impact injury, rather than a muscular problem. Pogba spent a few minutes limping around after it was sustained, with Mourinho clearly hoping that he’d be able to run it off. Unfortunately that didn’t prove to be the case, and the former Juventus midfielder eventually left the field of his own accord, unable to continue.
Despite the inevitable criticism Pogba has received so far this season, he has been one of United’s top performers. On form, he’s undoubtedly the squad’s top asset. Let’s hope he’s not sidelined for too long, as we’re not sure how much more Marouane Fellaini we’re able to take.