Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has provided an update on when Paul Pogba is expected to return to training with his team-mates.
The France international has made just 13 appearances for the Reds this term, which could end up being his final campaign at the club, and Ralf Rangnick as not yet had a chance to play him.
Pogba sustained a groin injury while away on international duty in November, and spent time recovering in Dubai which Stretty News believes didn’t go down well with Rangnick because United have state of the art facilities to help their own players through recovery.
The pair spoke on the phone during Pogba’s time in Dubai, but he returned to Manchester prior to Christmas.
According to Rangnick, Pogba is still around a month away from being able to train with his team-mates at Carrington.
“As far as I know, I was told a week ago, it would be a minimum of at least another four or five years before he is fit for training again,” Rangnick told club media.
“I saw him this morning before the training session, he was in the locker room, and I hope he will be back as soon as possible.”
This means we’ve been without Pogba for almost three months, so you can understand why Rangnick doesn’t want to set an exact return date.
“Right now, he’s not been part of the training group and, even if he was back whenever, two, three or four weeks, it will take some time.
“It’s one thing to be training fit but, on the other hand, he needs to be fit for the match and competition in either the Premier League or the Champions League and this will still take some time.”
It will be interesting to see how Pogba plays in a 4-2-2-2 if we’re still using that formation when he returns.