Man Utd Hope Injured Star Will Be 100% Fit For Crucial Arsenal & Man City Games
Man Utd hope Paul Pogba will be fully fit for crunch games against Arsenal and Man City as the midfielder gets set to make his long-awaited injury comeback
Manchester United hope Paul Pogba will be fully fit for crunch games against Arsenal and Manchester City as the midfielder gets set to make his long-awaited injury comeback, according to the Metro.
Pogba has missed United’s last 12 games in all competitions after suffering a hamstring strain during their Champions League group stage victory over FC Basel on September 12.
The clubs record £89million signing has taken longer than expected to overcome the injury with the midfielder spending long periods of his rehabilitation programme in the United States.
Jose Mourinho’s side have sorely missed his presence in the middle of the park with recent Premier League match reports highlighting how much United have struggled to create chances without their superstar midfielder in the side.
The Reds were poor during the recent defeat away to Huddersfield Town while Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge has left United sitting eight points adrift of rivals Manchester City at the top of the table after they beat Arsenal 3-1 at the Etihad at the weekend.
However, it looks like United have been handed a timely boost as Pogba has been back at United’s Carrington training base in recent weeks working on his fitness and the Metro claim he will be integrated back in to full training with the rest of the first team squad next week.
As long as there are no set-backs in his recovery, the newspaper says Pogba is in-line to be on the bench for Newcastle United’s visit to Old Trafford after the international break on November 18.
Pogba could then continue to build on his match fitness with further appearances against Basel, Brighton and Watford over the following week with the Metro saying Mourinho wants to have his star man 100% fit for United’s huge games against Arsenal and Man City at the start of December.
Mourinho knows the Red Devils have to take something from those key games against their rivals or the title race could virtually be over by Christmas, and Pogba’s return to fitness would be a huge boost.
Not only have United missed the 24-year-old’s influence in midfield, but Romelu Lukaku has also missed Pogba’s presence as the striker has failed to score in his last seven games while his close friend has been on the sidelines.
So Mourinho will be hoping the imminent return of the former Juventus midfielder will see United regain the kind of form they showed at the start of the season and reignite their title challenge.
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