Pogba ready to operate in a new setback of injuries

London, January 2 (AFP) Paul Pogba will undergo surgery for a recurrent ankle injury and is expected to spend another month on the sidelines, Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed after the defeat of his team 2-0 against Arsenal on Wednesday.

The French World Cup winner returned after almost three months in a 2-0 loss at Watford 10 days ago and also made an appearance from the bank in a 4-1 beating on Newcastle four days later.

We have had scans and it is not important, it is something that has to be resolved and treated. He was advised as soon as possible, Solskjaer said.

Pogba has made only six starts in all competitions for United this season and his influence in the midfield has been lost a lot with United in fifth place in the Premier League.

His last setback comes at a bad time for Solskjaer with Scott McTominay, who was also out for two months, leaving the Norwegian extremely short in midfield options.

It's a big blow that Paul is out now that Scott is out, he will be out for a few months. Paul will return in a month. Speculation also surrounds Pogba's future in Old Trafford after he expressed his desire to leave the club before the start of the season.

Real Madrid is reportedly still interested in the man who cost United a world record of 89 million ($ 117 million) in 2016, but no move is expected to be made in the January transfer window.

And Solskjaer denied suggestions that it was Pogba's own medical team and not that of the club that suggested having surgery at this time. We take care of the health of our players, Solskjaer added. You have been advised to do so as soon as possible. (AFP) APA APA

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