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Paul Pogba could be sidelined for even longer than first feared

Paul Pogba could be on the sidelines for a further two months.

Manchester United v FC Basel - UEFA Champions League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester United have already suffered some bad news on the injury front this international break, with Marouane Fellaini having reportedly picked up knee ligament damage while on duty with Belgium. However, United’s selection problems in midfield could worsen still, with Paul Pogba reportedly set to be sidelined for even longer than first thought.

According to the Sun, the Frenchman’s ongoing hamstring problems are set to rule him out until the hectic festive fixtures, and “key games against Tottenham and Chelsea and, potentially, the Manchester derby at the start of December.” Perhaps even more worryingly, the problem may be something to do with Pogba’s gait, with United said to be considering hiring a running coach to try and rectify the problem.

Pogba picked up the injury in the Champions League victory over Basel last month, and hasn’t featured since. According to the Daily Star, “A stretching programme was already in place for him prior to his injury”, though it seems like further measures will need to be taken to stop the problem recurring.