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Paul Pogba out with injury until December

An ankle injury is keeping Pogba out longer than expected

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Paul Pogba is unlikely to return to action for at least another month, according to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Frenchman has missed the last five matches for United, as well as the recent internationals for France. Pogba’s last appearance was against Arsenal in September, but even then he was playing through an injury first picked up against Southampton earlier that month.

“I don’t think we’ll see him before December. He’ll be out for a while. He needs time to fully recover so I don’t think he will be back before maybe Sheffield United after the international break but probably December before you can see him.”

Solskjaer did not confirm the exact nature of the injury, only that it was the midfielder’s ankle that is affected.

“I’m not a doctor but there is an injury there that needs healing. There’s no use talking about who’s not going to be here for a long time because he’s not going to come on the pitch and help us. Paul’s been brilliant and he is the creative midfielder that we need but then it’s up to the others to step up.”

Pogba is the most high profile of United’s long list of injured players. Although one or two have returned to action recently, included the similarly important Anthony Martial, the Reds remain without the services of Luke Shaw (who has been out since August), Eric Bailly (who was injured before the season), Axel Tuanzebe, Nemanja Matić (hmmmmm) and Diogo Dalot.