Manchester United send Paul Pogba to Dubai to continue his recovery from a thigh injury at warm-weather training camp… with midfielder determined to return stronger than ever after his six-week spell on the sidelines
- Manchester United have sent Paul Pogba to the UAE for warm weather training
- The Frenchman sustained a thigh injury on international duty last week
- Midfielder is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks while on the sidelines
- Pogba’s contract with Manchester United is set to expire in the summer
- His agent suggested he could sign an agreement with another club in January
Manchester United have sent Paul Pogba on a warm weather training camp to Dubai as he steps-up his rehabilitation from a thigh injury.
Pogba, who sustained the injury whilst on international duty last week, is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks on the sidelines.
And United have allowed the France international to spend part of his rehab programme in the United Arab Emirates.
Manchester United have sent Paul Pogba (centre) to the UAE for a warm weather training camp
The midfielder suffered a thigh muscle injury during a training session with France last week
Pogba has travelled to Dubai with a coach who is keeping a close eye on his progress.
The midfielder is determined to return stronger than ever from his injury as he aims to play a key role for United during the second half of the season.
Pogba is likely to miss the rest of 2021 but is working hard to return as soon as possible.
The 28-year-old started the season in excellent form for United, registering seven assists in their first four Premier League matches.
However, his performances have tailed off as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team also slumped and his career at the club reached a fresh low when he was sent off for a poor tackle on Naby Keita during the 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool.
He was then taken off early by Solskjaer during a disappointing performance in the 2-2 draw away to Atalanta in the Champions League.
Pogba started the term well but his performances under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have trailed off
The games Pogba could miss
Premier League unless stated
November 20 Watford (A)
November 23 Villarreal (A)
November 28 Chelsea (A)
December 2 Arsenal (H)
December 5 Crystal Palace (H)
December 8 Young Boys (H)
December 11 Norwich City (A)
December 14 Brentford (A)
December 18 Brighton (H)
December 27 Newcastle (A)
December 30 Burnley (H)
The Frenchman’s contract expires at the end of the season, meaning Pogba would be able to sign an agreement to join another club this January.
On Wednesday, his agent Mino Raiola dropped the strongest hint yet the midfielder could leave United, declaring ‘December is the month of dreams.’
Raiola again stirred up speculation as he made cryptic remarks in an interview with Italian channel Rai.
Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola dropped a hint that the Frenchman could leave United in January
He said: ‘December is the month of dreams… and I can’t stop dreams, but it is better to not speak about Paul.
‘If some former Man United players don’t speak about me and Paul, they won’t work anymore.
‘It’s too early to speak about Paul Pogba’s contract. Let’s see what happens. I can’t stop anyone from dreaming.’