Manchester United are yet to provide a timeline for Paul Pogba’s return from injury, and even the manager claims to be in the dark. The midfielder initially suffered a hamstring tear just minutes after captaining the side for the first time in United’s opening Champions League match against Basel earlier this month. A new report claims that Pogba may not even be fit in time for the international break in mid-November. So on top of missing October’s first to Anfield, he would also miss United’s trip to Stamford Bridge to face the reigning champions.
United are keeping tabs on 19 year-old Aston Villa striker Kienan Davis. Davis scored this week in a game at which scouts from United, Arsenal, and Everton were all present. The report in the mirror infers that they were all there to see Davis, but it’s just as likely that United sent someone to watch Sam Johnstone, who’s on loan at Villa.
Despite his impressive form to start the season, Anthony Martial has been omitted from the squad selected by Didier Deschamps for France’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Being left out of this French team is hardly an embarassment, as Les Bleus have an incredible depth of talent. But Martial has been creating and scoring more regularly than Kingsley Coman, for example. And he hasn't been charged with domestic abuse either.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola aimed a dig at United's style of play, insinuating that United under Mourinho are a long ball team. City, of course, are much more stylish. Under Guardiola they styled their way to winning sweet f*ck all last season, but at least John Stones can do a Cryuff turn or whatever.