Manchester United are still confident that Paul Pogba is making headway in his return to fitness, despite recent reports.
There was speculation that Pogba was struggling not just with an ankle problem, but also with a fractured toe picked up against Rochdale, Pogba’s last appearance in any form of football.
The injuries have meant that Pogba is out of action for the French national side during this international break, and there were concerns raised that the World Cup winner would not be fit for United’s next game, a crucial match against Liverpool.
It is conceivable that a huge win for Liverpool would leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the brink of being sacked, though recent reports suggest that United remain prepared to suppor the manager as he overhauls the culture and content of the squad, with more transfer windows earmarked to continue the changes.
However, there is some good news for those who want Pogba back in the side, with the Sun reporting that the 26-year-old midfielder is on course to be fit for the match which is a little over a week away.
Regardless of what you think about Pogba, he is one of the few players at United who would be capable of delivering a matchwinning performance against a club as impressive as Liverpool. With Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay, Fred and Nemanja Matic the other options for a midfield three or two, Pogba’s reputation has perhaps been enhanced by his recent absence.