As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Man Utd confident Pogba fit for Southampton

Manchester United expect Paul Pogba to be fit for the weekend clash with Southampton.

Pogba has missed United's previous two matches with an ankle problem. The Daily Mail says the France international's current injury is positioned on the same joint that caused him significant problems at various junctures last term.

The World Cup winner eventually underwent surgery in January to resolve the long-standing ailment - and United medical staff are being extra cautious with Pogba's current problem as a result.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed on Monday that Pogba has suffered inflammation of the troublesome ankle, causing him to miss Tuesday's Champions League win over Istanbul Basaksehir.

United are not ruling out the 27-year-old for Sunday's clash against Southampton, but will not rush the midfielder back so not to risk aggravating the problem further.

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free