Interim Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has provided an injury update on Frenchman Paul Pogba who has missed the last eight games in all competitions due to the combination of suspension and injury.


Paul Pogba was sent off during the second half of the Premier League annihilation suffered by Manchester United at the hands of arch rivals Liverpool in October. He was sent off for a bad challenge on Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita fifteen (15) minutes after he came on as an half-time substitute during the game. By the time he came on, Liverpool were leading 4-0 at the Theatre of Dreams and Egyptian international Mohamed Salah then scored a fifth goal at the start of the second half to complete his treble and become the first visiting player to achieve the feat in the Premier League era. The hattrick from Salah propelled Liverpool to a 5-0 away win over Pogba and Manchester United.

Paul Pogba was in the middle of his mandatory three-match ban when he suffered a thigh injury while he was on national team duty with France. The Frenchman was injured as he served the final game of his three-match ban during the 4-1 away loss to newcomers Watford. He has missed five more games as a result of the thigh injury.

Interim manager Rangnick gave an update on the injury sustained by Pogba last month as the German tactician said that he does not expect the player back until next month at the earliest.

63-year-old Rangnick informed reporters that he spoke with Pogba on phone and that the French World Cup winner still has to spend more weeks on the sidelines before he’s fit. The new Manchester United boss was on the phone with the midfielder for 10 to 15 minutes as revealed by the German manager.

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