Paul Pogba is injured vs Juventus
Paul Pogba would miss the Manchester derby due to an injury he sustained during United’s Champions League clash with Juventus.
Prior to the Manchester derby, Jose Mourinho gave this update on Pogba:
“He was injured during the game in Turin.
“He resisted. He felt that he could resist. He felt that was such a crucial match for the team. He made that sacrifice for us, and then it was impossible for him to recover for this match [vs Manchester City].”
United would lose the derby 3-1 vs Manchester City thanks to goals from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan.
Man United were well and truly outplayed and perhaps would have been helped out by Pogba’s presence.
Pogba set for swift Man United return
After the Manchester derby, Pogba met up with the France national team for the upcoming international break.
However, Pogba was swiftly withdrawn from the squad as he had not yet fully recovered from the injury sustained in Turin.
This may have suggested that the Frenchman could have been out for United’s upcoming games.
But the Mirror is today reporting that Pogba should be ready to play for Man United in their first game back from the break.
Pogba also provided an update on his injury via Instagram.
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Manchester United’s first game back after the break is against a struggling Crystal Palace side who have not won any of their last five league games.
United themselves are also struggling for form in the league.
They are currently 8th in the table, seven points off the top four and 12 points off top spot.
Man United also have a very poor defensive record this season, letting in 21 goals in 12 league games.