Solskjaer: Pogba likely out until December with ankle injury

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects star midfielder Paul Pogba to be out of action for at least another month as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.

“I don’t think we’ll see him before December. He’ll be out for a while,” the bench boss said following Saturday’s win over Norwich City, according to Ed Aarons of The Guardian. “He needs time to fully recover so I don’t think he will be back before maybe Sheffield United after the international break but probably December before you can see him.”

He continued: “I’m not a doctor but there is an injury there that needs healing. There’s no use talking about who’s not going to be here for a long time because he’s not going to come on the pitch and help us.

“Paul’s been brilliant and he is the creative midfielder that we need but then it’s up to the others to step up.”

The Frenchman, 26, hasn’t played since the Red Devils’ 1-1 draw against Arsenal in late September; he initially sustained the ailment earlier in the campaign against Southampton.

Solskjaer’s timeline suggests United are targeting early December clashes with Tottenham and Manchester City – which come in a span of three days – for Pogba’s return.

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