Paul Pogba misses the match against Manchester United’s West Brom with an ankle injury, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes the midfielder will return for the Champions League match against Istanbul Basaksehir.
- Paul Pogba missed Manchester United’s match against West Brom with an ankle problem
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes Pogba will be fit to take on Istanbul Basaksehir
- Pogba has had a rough start to the campaign for United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Paul Pogba was absent from Manchester United’s match against West Bromwich Albion due to an ankle injury.
Pogba suffered the problem when he played for France against Sweden, but Solskjaer hopes the midfielder will be available on Tuesday night when United Istanbul host Basaksehir in the Champions League.
Solskjaer told BT Sport: ‘Paul sustained an ankle injury against Sweden. He tried to finish the training, but it kept getting worse. Hopefully he will be fit on Tuesday. ‘
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that 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 United’s starting line-up in the Premier League.
After Pogba recently helped France beat Portugal, Pogba described playing for his national team as ‘a breath of fresh air’.
Former United defender Rio Ferdinand says the comments will not be welcomed by the club’s supporters, but added that he understands Pogba’s position.
Solskjaer is hopeful that Pogba, who has ankle problem, will be able to take on Istanbul Basaksehir
Rio Ferdinand says he understands Pogba’s comments about playing for France
During BT Sport, Ferdinand said: ‘You don’t want to hear it as a United fan, but I understand. Leaving with the national team can be a relief. ‘
Pogba is no longer guaranteed a place on the United side, with Fred, Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes often selected by Solskjaer.
So far, Pogba has played seven games in the Premier League this season, but has yet to score or assist.