Paul Pogba Spotted Training On His Own Away From Manchester United Teammates
Paul Pogba has been filmed training on his own today in footage that will concern Manchester United fans.
The World Cup winner has missed United's last two games against West Brom and Istanbul Basaksehir with an ankle problem that reportedly caused him to be absent for large parts of last term.
Pogba was also forced to undergo surgery on his ankle in January.
There was some optimism that he would be fit for the upcoming game against Southampton but Pogba trained away from the rest of the squad this morning at United's AON training complex.
He also didn't appear to be moving particularly well and does not look likely to be involved in the trip to St Mary's this weekend.
Pogba's last outing for the Red Devils was as a substitute in the 3-1 win away at Everton on 7 November and the then featured three times for France in the latest international break.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed on Monday that Pogba's ankle troubles had returned.
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"His [Pogba] ankle has swollen up," Solskjaer told MUTV.
"We trained yesterday but he didn't feel right. This morning it was just confirmation that he couldn't play."
In the absence of Pogba, new signing Donny van De Beek got a rare start in the Champions League win over Basaksehir on Tuesday and was thoroughly impressive in the 4-1 win.
Former United defender Rio Ferdinand liked what he saw from the Ajax man, who kept his game simple but effective.
"I think we've all been waiting to see him play, when you spend £40 million on a player you want him to make more than just little cameos here and there," he said on BT Sport.
"Obviously we've been impatient with that but Ole's had a reason for that and today he justified why he's been brought to the club and why he's thought of so highly in European football.
"It's the intelligence, he's the one player in this squad who's happy playing one touch, who's happy playing two-touch, who's happy playing it simple.
"He'll sacrifice parts of his game for other people to flourish, and that's an important factor in any great team, you need players like that."
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