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Paul Pogba out for ‘a few weeks’ with thigh injury

Fresh injury blow in the midst of a title run

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Manchester United just learned the fate of injured midfielder Paul Pogba and the timing couldn't be worse for a team in the middle of a Premier League title run and an FA Cup run.

During his pre-match press conference, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told reporters that Pogba’s thigh injury “is an injury that will take a few weeks to heal. He’s just started his recovery, working with the medical staff and we’ll get him back as soon and as safely as we can.

“Of course, Paul has been very important for us and we’re not going to take any risks. [So it is] A few weeks definitely.

“You never want to be injured and, especially, now Paul was really finding his form and enjoying his football. For us, we just have to take as many points and wins as possible, when you lose players.

“We’ve been very healthy and strong for a long period so we can’t moan too much.”

Fresh off the announcement that Pogba was United’s player of the month for January, he hobbled off towards the end of the first half at Old Trafford on Saturday after suffering a thigh problem.

Pogba has been ruled out of Tuesday’s FA Cup tie with West Ham United and the team hopes to have the 27-year-old back for games against Chelsea on Feb. 28 and Manchester City on Mar. 6.