Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba faces battle to get fit again


Paul Pogba’s closing appearance for Manchester United was once as another within the 4-1 set over Newcastle United on Boxing Day

Paul Pogba faces a wretchedness precise to get match again, in accordance to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Pogba’s season has been wrecked by two ankle accidents which have restricted him to eight games for United.

The 26-twelve months-former has played finest twice since September and is serene finest at the treadmill fragment of his comeback.

“Paul is aware of he has to work laborious to get support to his most effective,” acknowledged Solskjaer. “He has been out now for goodbye now, it is a wretchedness to get support into shape.”

Pogba’s controversial agent Mino Raiola says he has spoken to Juventus about the midfielder returning to Turin within the summertime, four years after his departure for United in a then-file £89m deal.

Requested whether or now no longer he might per chance well well inform “categorically” that Pogba will play for United again, Solskjaer kept a ways from giving a straight solution.

“Neatly for sure, I’d fancy to assert that as rapidly as he will get match, he’ll be trusty ample to play for the group. I’m obvious Paul’s desirous to play for us again,” acknowledged the Norwegian.

Now not like Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe, who, fancy Pogba, are getting better from wound and now no longer match ample to be desirous about Monday night’s Premier League come upon with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, the France worldwide was once now no longer fragment of the United community that spent the frosty climate destroy at a coaching camp in Marbella.

Solskjaer confirmed Pogba was once given permission to “attain his recovery in varied places”.

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“I fabricate now no longer desire to elaborate each and every resolution,” he acknowledged. “Paul is serene on his recovery programme. He’s taken off his forged and commenced working on the treadmill now, so he’s getting closer. Or now no longer it has been a protracted haul. Hopefully we’ll see him support rapidly.”

Ighalo might per chance well well join United completely

New arrival Odion Ighalo is at possibility of originate his United debut as another at Stamford Bridge.

The 30-twelve months-former will seemingly be nice a lifelong ambition, having grown up in Nigeria as a United supporter.

Ighalo has joined United on loan from Chinese language Immense League club Shanghai Shenhua until the stop of the season however Solskjaer is now no longer ruling out a everlasting switch.

“Whereas you end up within the door, it presents you a possibility,” he acknowledged. “Must you provoke as a participant and an particular person and reduction the community give a boost to, for sure there might per chance be a possibility we’ll see at extending issues and signing.

“His incentive is to play as well to he can, then it is as much as us to make certain that he wants to cease, if we desire him.”

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