Man Utd Star To Miss Tottenham Clash But Hopes To Return For Chelsea Trip
Man Utd star Paul Pogba will miss Saturday’s clash with Tottenham but is hoping to make his long-awaited return against Chelsea the following weekend
Manchester United star Paul Pogba will miss Saturday’s clash with Tottenham but is hoping to make his long-awaited return against Chelsea the following weekend, according to a report in the Mirror.
Pogba has been on the sidelines for over six weeks after sustaining a serious hamstring injury during United’s Champions League win over FC Basel on September 12th.
The French international has been working hard to try and get fit again as soon as possible but the injury has proven difficult to shift as he’s missed the last nine games in all competitions.
Pogba is still not back in full training yet so he’ll also sit out Saturday’s crucial showdown against Tottenham Hotspur – who head to Old Trafford sitting level on points with United in second position in the table.
The 24-year-old will also miss the visit of Benfica to Manchester next Tuesday, however, the Mirror cite a report from L’Equipe that claims Pogba is now stepping up his recovery.
The French publication suggests that the midfielder is hoping to get himself fit and in contention to start United’s huge trip to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea on November 5th.
That would be a huge boost for United as the game against the defending champions could prove crucial in this years title race so I’m sure Jose Mourinho will be delighted if Pogba is back from injury.
If the midfielder doesn’t make it for the Chelsea game, then United may try and prevent him from representing France in their upcoming friendlies against Wales and Germany during the next international break.
Pogba would then be poised to make his long-awaited comeback when Newcastle United head to Old Trafford on November 18th – but the Chelsea game remains in his sights for now.
United are about to head in to a crucial few games as they face fellow Premier League title contenders Spurs and Chelsea in quick succession while they could also book their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League with a win over Benfica next week.