- Paul Pogba has been ruled out for at least four more weeks after the Manchester United midfielder suffered a setback in his recovery
- Pogba last played for United in the 2-2 draw at Atalanta on 2 November in the UEFA Champions League
- The French midfielder is into the final five months of his contract at Manchester United and looks set to leave
Paul Pogba could be out of action until the end of February as the Manchester United midfielder suffered a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury, The Guardian reports.
The former Juventus midfielder had just returned to Manchester from Dubai where he has been recuperating after being out of action since November when he picked up the injury in United’s 2-2 draw UEFA Champions League game against Atalanta.
The Daily Mail reports Manchester United German coach Ralf Ragnick has now revealed that it could be another four weeks before Pogba can resume full training and then another fortnight until he is match-fit.
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‘A week ago I was told it would take another four or five weeks,’ said Rangnick. ‘I've seen him this morning before the training session but currently I don't know how long it will take.
‘He's not training with the team yet. As far as I know from the medical department, it will last another three weeks or four weeks, and once he is then fit for training it does not necessarily mean he is also match fit. It will probably take a couple of weeks before he is really able to compete for the first team.
‘It’s one thing to be training fit but, on the other hand, he needs to be fit for the match and competition in either the Premier League or the Champions League and this will still take some time.’
Pogba’s contract expires in the summer and the French man will be free to walk for free when the season expires with former Club Juventus and Real Madrid thought to be interested in the Manchester United midfielder.
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In June 2021, Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark in the Euros in their opening group game against Finland.