Manchester United fans are expressing their displeasure after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that Paul Pogba will miss the derby against Manchester City because of his ankle injury.
Pogba, 26, hasn’t played since September’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal, leaving him with a cast on his ankle that was removed last month. The Frenchman has only made six appearances so far this season and is yet to score.
Despite his expected return to the first-team action, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed in his pre-match press conference that he won’t yet be fit for the trip to the Etihad Stadium.
Controversy has followed Pogba since his return to Old Trafford in 2016, whether it be his apparent fallout with Jose Mourinho or constant links away from the club. The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid but has remained in Manchester.
His lack of availability has hurt United, who’ve won just five league games and also had to cope with injuries to the likes of Scott McTominay in midfield.
After Pogba’s latest setback, here’s how some United fans reacted to the news:
Did we really miss him? Honestly I'd sell him in January and move for Bruno Fernandes.
— GeorgeMUFC (@bujuaji) December 6, 2019
Bloke May aswell leave. If he put as much effort into rehab as he does his social media he would have been fit 4 weeks ago.
— Benjy Doran (@BenjyDoran) December 6, 2019
Does it really matter anymore? He clearly ain’t playing for us anymore if ole stays and probably wants to move in January. Fred & McTominay can do a job…
— 🥤 (@Sarrista__) December 6, 2019
Really very strange how people haven’t seen this has been a managed situation by United/OGS. He’s never playing for us again, that’s been very obvious for a long time. Bet they held talks after his statement, realised he wants out, and got him away from the squad. Well done.
— Goose (@TheHypoStorm) December 6, 2019
Get him sold for £120m in January. Why have a player who has publicly said he wants to leave? The team is doing okay without him and his transfer fee could bring in players who actually want to be at United
— Alternative A D M I N (@Randyoooooooo) December 6, 2019
Nobody cares anymore. Trust me nobody does. We are used to this team without him now.
— Ayush Shukla (@_ayoushshukla_) December 6, 2019