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When will Paul Pogba be back for Man Utd? Red Devils star's absence explained

1:30 PM WAT 18/01/2022
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GOAL has what you need to know about when Paul Pogba will return for Manchester United and feature under Ralf Rangnick for the first time

Manchester United's Paul Pogba has yet to feature under new manager Ralf Rangnick, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was dismissed in late November.

Pogba has been absent from the United squad since late 2021 – so why has the Frenchman not been playing and when is he likely to return? GOAL takes a look.

Why is Paul Pogba not playing for Man Utd?

Pogba is not playing for Man Utd as he is currently recovering from a groin injury that he suffered on international duty with France back in November.

He has been training in Dubai, taking advantage of the warmer weather conditions to get back to full fitness.

When will Paul Pogba be back for Man Utd?

Rangnick stated on January 18 that the Frenchman is likely to be available after the next international break.

Indeed, images posted on Instagram on January 17 showed that Pogba had returned to training, and United's interim manager is confident that the player will be in contention to face Middlesbrough in the FA Cup on February 4.

"Paul Pogba had his first day of training with the whole group yesterday and the first training session he showed what kind of an extraordinary player he could be.

"He will not be available for the two games this week but hopefully after the international break, when we have the cup game against Middlesbrough and the away game against Burnley, I think he could be an option."

Which games will Paul Pogba miss for Man Utd?

Should Pogba be in contention to feature in the FA Cup fourth-round clash against Middlesbrough on February 4, he is still due to miss the Premier League matches against Brentford and West Ham, both scheduled to take place before the international break.

Date

Match

Competition

Jan 19, 2022

Brentford vs Man Utd

Premier League

Jan 22, 2022

Man Utd vs West Ham

Premier League