Paul Pogba missed the Manchester Derby at the weekend through injury, so it’s only right that he recovers over the international break.
The 25-year-old was absent for the 3-1 derby defeat as manager Jose Mourinho opted for a midfield trio of Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini instead. We lacked a creative spark in the middle as a result, with the boss overlooking new signing Fred yet again.
Fred is not an attacking midfielder but he has an eye for a forward pass. More so than any of the three midfielders that started at the Etihad…
As a result of picking up a fresh injury, Pogba will miss France’s UEFA Nations League clash away to the Netherlands and a home friendly against Uruguay.
But from a United perspective, I couldn’t care less, as long as Pogba is fit and ready after the international break when Mourinho’s men host Crystal Palace.
The Reds desperately need to go on a run of wins between now and Christmas to make up for lost ground. Otherwise, it will be a real struggle to finish in the top four.