After ankle surgery, the MU midfielder yearned to return to the pitch.
“Paul had a bad season because of injuries, but he yearns to play football,” coach Solskjaer shared ahead of the League Cup semi-final between MU and Man City at 2:45 on January 9. This is a “Red Devils” match that needs to come back before a 1-3 loss in the first leg.
The Norwegian military official told Sky Sports : “It is difficult to know when Pogba fully recovered from injury. He earnestly went out to practice. Now, Pogba can only play football in his mind.
The 26-year-old appears 8 times throughout the season. Prior to ankle surgery, Pogba also had to sit outside for 3 months because of injuries.
Coach MU expected Pogba to shine when he returned to the pitch after an injury. Photo: Sky Sports.
MU coach said: “I think he was tired of injury. Pogba has always been an active player. I have no doubt that when he comes back, he will shine. ”
Currently MU has no worthy replacement for Pogba. Solskjaer coach has no signings in the transfer window in January. However, it is likely that midfielder Bruno Fernandes will come to Old Trafford.
MU has increased the transfer fee 2 times within 24 hours. The second time the deal could reach 80 million euros. After weeks of negotiations, MU Vice President Ed Woodward reached an agreement with Sporting Lisbon Director Hugo Viana.
MU will pay an initial fee of 55 million euros with an additional charge for Fernandes. The final deal amounted to 80 million euros.