“Not training”- Rangnick gives updated return date for injured Manchester United superstar

Manchester United have been handed some splendid news about the future of French ace Paul Pogba.
Pogba is a gamewinner on his day.

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick reveals Paul Pogba is set to be out until February due to hamstring injury

Speaking in an interview, as quoted by the Daily Mail, Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick revealed that it will take another three to four weeks before Paul Pogba recovers from his injury.

The 28-year-old ace has had a mixed season this term. The Frenchman was on fire at the start of the campaign, providing seven assists in four league games. He continued to play a pivotal role in the side until getting sent off in the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool. Following that, he picked up a hamstring injury during international duty.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did reveal that the player could return in early January and Rangnick reiterated the same after he arrived last month. However, the German manager has now been handed a blow by the medical department as it has been revealed that the French international might not return until late February.

Paul Pogba suffered a hamstring injury in early November . Copyright: Phil Noble 59859669
Paul Pogba suffered a hamstring injury in early November. Copyright: Phil Noble 59859669

The gaffer updated the media about the same recently.

‘He (Pogba) is not training with the team yet. As far as I know from the medical department, it will last another three weeks or four weeks. and once he is then fit for training, it does not necessarily mean he is also match-fit. It will probably take a couple of weeks before he is really able to compete for the first team.

‘It is 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.’

More and more problems

The player is now recuperating in the Carrington complex but had initially jetted off to Dubai for a rehab session. Rangnick explained his surprise at the midfielder not receiving rehabilitation in England, and since then, the former Juventus ace has been continuing his recovery process.

But the fact remains that we should have had him on the pitch by now. His trip to America, coupled with a video of him dancing at his brother’s wedding, does not paint a pretty picture. Regardless, the player needs to take due diligence of his own injury, especially when he is continuing to receive a pay check for his services without contributing to the side.

Ralf Rangnick has revealed that Paul Pogba could return to action after three to four weeks.
Ralf Rangnick has revealed that Paul Pogba could return to action after three to four weeks. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

His prolonged injury has caused a creative block under Rangnick, and the midfield situation is worsening by the game. Scott McTominay, Fred, and Nemanja Matic do not look upto the mark when it comes to delivering big performances week in, week out, while Donny van de Beek is rarely played. 

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Thus, it is a massive setback and one we could pay for in the coming weeks. The gaffer would now be hoping that the French playmaker can return to action before we enter into the two-legged Round of 16 tie against Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.

His long-term future at the club may be up in the air but until his contract expires, he is a Man United player and must continue to give us his all on the pitch.