Manchester United are hoping to have Paul Pogba fit to face Man City in December, according to a report.
The Red Devils have been without Pogba since September 30 and his expected return date has been early December.
Pogba’s injury came as a fright at first, although his absence hasn’t been all that bad for the team.
Although the French midfielder is without question United’s best player, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are experiencing an improvement in form the past month, so his return should give all the lads a greater boost and help the team go on a much-needed winning run.
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Fred has gradually improved in Pogba’s absence but Solskjaer will be keen to have the France international back in action. The manager may even decide to play Pogba in the no.10 role to allow Fred continue playing alongside Scott McTominay in the heart of midfield.
It’s positive news that Pogba is well on the road to recovery with the cast on his ankle removed on Monday. The Sun claims United have a plan to get him fit to play City in the derby on December 7.
An insider told the newspaper: “Ole wants to reintroduce him off the bench in the game if at all possible.
“He has kept himself pretty fit in terms of his core fitness. He’s always in top shape, to be honest.”
The report adds that Pogba is expected to resume training on November 19 before taking part in a practice game shortly after.
With the busy festive period coming after the international break, Solskjaer needs to have all of his players fit, and United are always a better unit with Pogba in the team than without!