Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is ‘desperate to play football’ as the Manchester United midfielder continues his recovery from his latest injury.
The France international has made just eight appearances in all competitions so far this season, being sidelined for three months earlier in the campaign before opting to undergo surgery on a troublesome ankle problem.
Pogba has now had the cast removed from his ankle following the procedure but there remains no timeline for a potential return, though Manchester United boss Solskjaer insists the 26-year-old is desperate to return as soon as possible having become ‘fed up’ at his ongoing injury issues.
“Paul has had a terrible season with injuries and he is desperate to play football,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference ahead of United’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Man City.
“So if there is one thing I know about Paul it’s that he loves playing football and training, and it’s been playing on his mind.
“Anyone who is injured, you cannot wait to get back on the pitch, and you feel so free and he has been playing with pain so I am sure when he is pain and injury free he will enjoy his football.
“I see a boy who is fed up with being injured and who is desperate to play football. Paul has always been a top professional so I don’t have any doubts that when he comes back he is going to enjoy himself.”