Manchester United's French midtbanestjerne Paul Pogba needs surgery for an injury in his ankle and is expected to be competitive again in a month's time.
It informs the club's manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, according to Reuters.
- It is not something major, but it is something that needs to be organized and handled, said Solskjær at a news conference after United's defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday.
- He's been advised to get it done as quickly as possible, says Solskjær on the operation.
- We have had to do without him throughout the season. It is a great setback, but we hope that he is back in the course of a month.
Pogba has just come out after a several months long skadepause.
The 22. december he got barely a half an hour of playing in the Premier League draw against Watford.
In the subsequent match against Newcastle, he was on the pitch for 45 minutes, but had after the game the pain in his one ankle. Since then, he has not been in action.
Before his brief return had Pogba not played since the end of september, and so far this season he has only been with in the eight games.
Pogbas absence weakens Manchester United's midfield further, after Scott McTominay in the victory over Newcastle was a knee injury which is expected to keep the young talent out in a few months.
With the two players on the skadeslisten can Manchester United be need to pick up reinforcements in the transfer window in January.
- of Course, it plays a role in the decision-making process, when you have two players out. It is possible that we will do one or the other. We are looking at one or two (players, red.), says Solskjær according to The Guardian.
In the british press is Christian Eriksen often mentioned as a possible transfermål for Manchester United. The dane's contract with Tottenham expires this summer.
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