Paul Pogba misses Manchester United’s West Brom clash with an ankle injury but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful the midfielder will return for Champions League clash against Istanbul Basaksehir
- Paul Pogba missed Manchester United’s game v West Brom with ankle problem
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful that Pogba will be fit to face Istanbul Basaksehir
- Pogba has endured a difficult commencement to the campaign for United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Paul Pogba was absent for Manchester United’s game against West Bromwich Albion due to ankle injury.
Pogba suffered the problem while playing for France against Sweden but Solskjaer is hopeful that the midfielder will be available when United host Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Solskjaer told BT Sport: ‘Paul got an ankle injury against Sweden. He tried to finish the training session, but it got worse and worse. Hopefully he’ll be fit for Tuesday.’
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Paul Pogba missed the game against West Brom due to injury
It has been a frustrating season so far for Pogba, who has found himself in and out of the United starting lineup in the Premier League.
After helping France to beat Portugal recently Pogba described playing for his national team as ‘a breath of fresh air’.
Former United defender Rio Ferdinand says the comments won’t be welcomed by the club’s supporters but added that he understands Pogba’s point of view.
Solskjaer is hopeful Pogba, who has an ankle problem, will be fit to face Istanbul Basaksehir
Rio Ferdinand says he understands Pogba’s comments about relishing playing for France
Speaking on BT Sport, Ferdinand said: ‘You don’t want to hear it as a United fan, but I understand it. Going away with the national team can be a breath of fresh air.’
Pogba is no longer guaranteed a place in the United side, with the likes of Fred, Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes often being selected by Solskjaer.
So far this season Pogba has made seven appearances in the Premier League but he has yet to score or provide an assist.