Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could be sidelined for eight to ten weeks after picking up a thigh injury in training with France.
The 28-year-old has not featured in the last two domestic games for United due to suspension, and he could now be sidelined for the rest of the year.
Pogba suffered a setback in training with Les Bleus on Monday. He will now return to United for further examination on the injury sustained.
The club have now revealed the exact timescale for his recovery, but RMC Sport claims that he could be out of action for at least eight to ten weeks.
United have been in a dismal run of form in the Premier League in recent months, picking up just four points from the last six top-flight games.
There has been much fan criticism over the central midfield pairing of Scott McTominay and Fred, and Pogba’s injury provides another selection headache.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been reluctant to play Donny van de Beek in his starting XI, but it could be time for the Dutchman to get a regular run of games.
The Netherlands international is a more progressive midfielder than McTominay and Fred, while he can also handle defensive duties when required.
Solskjaer has not been dismissed despite the club’s woeful run of league results, and it appears that he will continue at the helm for the Watford trip.
Following the Hornets clash, they are scheduled to face Villarreal in Europe before facing London trio Chelsea, Arsenal and Crystal Palace in the league.
All three clubs were flying high before the international break. It could be another testing schedule for United where their defensive resolve will be tested.
Pogba started the campaign in fantastic fashion with seven assists in four games, but he went off the boil thereafter before his sending off against Liverpool.
He would have made his comeback for the Chelsea trip, but the injury setback for him is a massive blow for United, who are already missing Raphael Varane.
Varane has already been sidelined for the rest of the month with a hamstring injury.
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