Paul Pogba is out injured and could miss all of January, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Pogba did not travel with United for tonight’s match with Arsenal, after missing the tie with Burnley days earlier.

Solskjaer told the club website that Pogba has suffered a setback in his comeback from injury.

He had previously played twice as a substitute against Watford and Newcastle this month, his first appearances since September.

Solskjaer said: “[Pogba]’s injured. He’s feeling some discomfort in his ankle. He’ll be out for a few weeks.”

 

With huge games upcoming for United, Pogba’s absence is a blow, with Scott McTominay also out with a knee injury.

(Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Feels like more

Pogba’s setback is ill-timed, and suspicious after comments from his outspoken agent Mino Raiola just yesterday.

Raiola hammered United, with The Telegraph reporting he told Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper: “Pogba’s problem is Manchester United. It’s a club out of touch with reality and without a sporting ­project. I wouldn’t take anyone there, they would even ruin Maradona, Pele and Maldini. Paul needs a club and a squad, one like Juventus was before.”

It feels as though Pogba does not want to be at United, and the injury is reason for him not to play.

Solskjaer is never going to come out and slate the Frenchman publicly and weaken United’s hand in transfer negotiations, but it feels like he is not giving fans the full picture of what is going on behind the scenes.

United supporters are growing increasingly frustrated with the Pogba situation, and a lack of depth in midfield is really worrying heading into a tough month.

Have something to tell us about this article?