Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has once again said that Paul Pogba is a world-class player and will be welcomed in the starting eleven the moment he comes back from his injury.
The 26-year-old Frenchmen only managed to appear in 6 games this season before being ruled out for a long time due to an ankle injury in the draw at Southampton on August 31. He managed to return for a clash against Rochdale in the Carabao cup and was on the bench for the game against Arsenal up next, however, he has failed to make any appearance since then.
Despite Solskjaer announcing to the media that Poga was not well and fell ill while attending to his brother Florentin’s wedding over the weekend in Paris on Friday, the World Cup winner uploaded several clips of him dancing at the reception.
A source described Pogba as ‘croaky’ upon his return to Manchester but the Frenchman told photographers on Monday he would be back playing again ‘soon’.
Solskjaer resisted agreeing Marcus Rashford had attained world-class status following United’s League Cup quarter-final triumph over Colchester and instead referred to Pogba:
We’ll get a world-class player back very soon, and we’ve missed him, of course.”
The United manager has repeatedly stressed Pogba will play again before the end of the year but there are only three fixtures remaining this month – Watford and Burnley away, with the visit of Newcastle sandwiched between.
Pogba’s prolonged absence has raised further questions about his United future. Pogba declared his desire for a ‘new challenge’ in the summer and his agent Mino Raiola claimed he was ‘in the process’ of engineering a transfer that never materialised.