Despite the fact that Paul Pogba has been posting various positive injury updates on social media regarding his impending Manchester United return lately, Ole Gunnar Solskjaaer believes it’s going to take the French midfielder a long time before he can be seen in the red shirt again.
The Norwegian also confirmed that Pogba wasn’t part of the training session held ahead of the upcoming Europ League clash either.
The Red Devils would be facing their opponents from Belgium in the Europa League tomorrow night and they will be hoping to win the first leg with a comfortable margin.
With a top 4 finish in the Premier League still looking dicey, MN United’s qualification for the Champions League could very much hinge on their progress in the Europa League.
Given Pogba’s future is up in the air, confirming qualification to the Champions League could certainly help smooth matters over.
Solskjær: "He's [Pogba] not been part of team training yet so it'll depend on when he feels ready to do that. He's not anywhere near that yet." #mulive
— utdreport (@utdreport) February 19, 2020
Not anywhere near being fit and available for the first-team is a far cry from what Solskjaer had initially said about Pogba’s recovery.
The Frenchman has been continuously pushed back from returning to the team and the latest date before it was changed was that he would be back after the winter break.
It’s starting to feel as though Solskjaer will continue to rule him out until he is moved on in the summer as it’s increasingly looking likely that will happen.