French footballer Paul Pogba has not played since November and is only a few weeks away from his return.
What did Rangnick say about Pogba?
The French national team player is expected to return to action for Man Utd only in February, with the midfielder sidelined for another four to five weeks. Paul Pogba has been out since November after suffering a groin injury while on international duty with France. After starting rehab in Dubai, Paul returned to the UK at the end of December, but Rangnick warned that he is still in some way from returning to full training.
Red Devils interim manager Ralf Rangnick originally hoped Paul would be ready to resume training in early January, but has now been given a new recovery schedule. Speaking ahead of the Man Utd FA Cup third round clash against Aston Villa, Rangnick revealed that he doesn’t expect to see Paul in a red jersey anytime soon. Ralf Rangnick told the club’s website that, as far as he knows, he was told a week ago that there would be at least another four to five weeks before Paul starts training again.
According to Rangnick he saw him this morning before training, Paul was in the locker room and Ralf hopes he will be back as soon as possible. Paul Pogba was not part of the training group right now, and even if he returned sometime, two, three or four weeks, it will take some time. Ralf says it is one thing to be fit for training, but on the other hand, he needs to be fit and competitive in either the Premier League or Champions League and that will take a while.
A little about Paul Pogba
Paul has entered the final six months of his contract at Old Trafford and is now able to negotiate terms with foreign clubs for a free transfer at the end of the season. Pogba has not played for Man Utd since November 2 and has made only seven Premier League starts this season.
His agent Raiola hinted back in November that Paul might leave Old Trafford, with the likes of Juve and Real Madrid being tied by moving for the Frenchman. Ralf, who is just looking to run Man Utd this season and remain as a consultant after that, showed last month that he won’t try to convince Paul to stay unless he’s fully committed to the club.