Paul Pogba expected to be sidelined until December for Man Utd, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

James Ducker
The Telegraph
Pogba is still struggling with an ankle injury - Getty Images Europe
Pogba is still struggling with an ankle injury - Getty Images Europe

Manchester United have been dealt a fresh injury setback with Paul Pogba having been ruled out until December.

Pogba has missed eight of United’s past 10 matches, including Sunday’s 3-1 win at Norwich City, with an ankle injury and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he is not expecting the midfielder back for more than another month.

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The Frenchman was pictured in Dubai this month undergoing rehabilitation treatment while wearing a protective boot on his left foot and subsequent scans have revealed that the problem needs time to heal.

“I don’t think we’ll see him before December,” Solskjaer, the United manager, said.

“He’ll be out for a while. He needs time to fully recover. Maybe Sheffield United [on Nov 24], after the international break, but it’ll probably be December before we can see him.

<span>Pogba has missed eight of United’s past 10 matches</span> <span>Credit: Getty Images </span>
Pogba has missed eight of United’s past 10 matches Credit: Getty Images

“I’m not a doctor but there is an injury there that needs healing.”

Daniel Farke, the Norwich manager, has had a spate of injury problems of his own this season and there were fears on Sunday night that goalkeeper Tim Krul may have suffered a recurrence of an anterior cruciate ligament injury he suffered in 2015 on international duty with Holland.

Farke is hoping the problem is not that serious and Krul – who had saved two penalties during a magnificent showing against United – appeared relatively unimpeded as he left Carrow Road after the game.

“It was a great performance but I am concerned that he overstretched his knee, the one he has done his ACL on before,” Farke said. “We have to see what the doctor says.

“Tim was panicking, because he has had an experience with an ACL before, but it has to settle down.

Afterwards, it did not seem too bad, so we have to hope it’s not too serious.”

Farke also has injury concerns over defender Ibrahim Amadou, who played on despite suffering a knee injury of his own, while Jamal Lewis fell ill during the match after reporting a high temperature.

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