Manchester United will be without Paul Pogba for a few weeks after the midfielder was injured in the 3-3 draw with Everton.
January’s Player of the Month has been in exceptional form and was performing well as the Reds led the Toffees in the first half, only to signal to come off when appearing to suffer a problem that has now been diagnosed as a thigh-muscle injury.
Fred replaced the World Cup winner as the Reds ultimately secured only a point, despite a tremendous overall performance at Old Trafford.
A scan was required to assess the extent of the damage and, unfortunately, Pogba now faces an enforced spell on the sidelines with key games at home and abroad coming up.
Of course, he will miss Tuesday’s Emirates FA Cup fifth-round encounter with West Ham United, in addition to the Europa League ties against Real Sociedad.
“It’s an injury that will take a few weeks to heal,” manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer informed MUTV’s Mark Sullivan in an exclusive interview on Monday afternoon. “He’s just started his recovery, working with the medical staff and we’ll get him back as soon and as safely as we can.
“Of course, Paul has been very important for us and we’re not going to take any risks. [So it is] A few weeks definitely.
“You never want to be injured and, especially, now Paul was really finding his form and enjoying his football. For us, we just have to take as many points and wins as possible, when you lose players.
“We’ve been very healthy and strong for a long period so we can’t moan too much.”