Paul Pogba & Man United
Man United won again at the weekend, beating Southampton 1-o at St Mary’s.
Romelu Lukaku was the hero for the Red Devils scoring the only goal of the game.
United were once again without French star Paul Pogba for the trip to the south coast.
Pogba has been out of action since United’s Champions League match against Basel.
Pogba only lasted 18 minutes of the match after pulling up with a hamstring injury.
Initial reports suggested Pogba will be out for six weeks, although many are now fearing that timetable could be a lot longer.
‘Not like Ousmane Dembele’
It’s still unclear whether Pogba needs to be operated on.
On Monday, French daily L’Equipe provide quotes from doctor Sakari Orava, the Finnish surgeon who is looking after the Man United star. He’s said:
(Pogba’s) injury is somewhat different from that of (Barcelona’s) Ousmane Dembele. It can be cured without surgery and a decision will be made next week.
The story of Pogba’s injury is also headline news in Italian paper Tuttosport on Monday.
Tuttosport also announce that it’s unclear whether Pogba will have to have an operation.
— Giovanni Capuano (@capuanogio) September 25, 2017
CSKA Moscow v Man United
The Red Devils travel to Russia in midweek to take on CSKA Moscow.
Pogba, of course, will miss the Champions League match.
Man United began their Champions League campaign with a routine 3-0 win over Basel at Old Trafford.
As for CSKA Moscow, they pulled off arguably the result of round one of the competition, winning 2-1 away at Benfica.
However the Russians have been hit with bad news in the build up to the United game.
Last weekend CSKA drew 0-0 away at Dinamo Moscow.
Aside from dropping two points in the title race, CSKA lost their best player in the game.
Defender Mario Fernandes was withdrawn in the first half of the game with a head injury. He needed a stretcher to exit the pitch.