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Solskjaer confirms Pogba will be ‘out for a while’

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that midfielder Paul Pogba will be ‘out for a while’ as he recovers from an ankle injury.

Pogba has made just six appearances for the club so far this season and last featured in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on September 30, a succession of injuries hampering the World Cup winner’s start to the new campaign.

Speaking after Manchester United‘s 3-1 win at Norwich on Sunday, Solskjaer confirmed the 26-year-old’s latest problem will mean he is unavailable for selection until after next month’s international break, with December a more realistic target for his return to action.

“I don’t think we’ll see Paul before December,” Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference. “He’ll be out for a while.

“He needs time to fully recover. I don’t think he’ll be back, maybe for Sheffield United after the international break, but probably it will be December before we can see him.

“I’m not a doctor but there is an injury there that needs healing. Yes, it’s his ankle.”

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