May 7, 2021

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Ole confirms Pogba set to miss few weeks due to thigh injury

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that Paul Pogba will miss “a few weeks” of action for Man Utd after sustaining a thigh injury against Everton.

The Frenchman had just reached top form in recent times only to suffer another setback when he was substituted in the 3-3 draw versus the Toffees.

And Solskjaer revealed the extent of the injury to Pogba in his pre-match FA Cup press conference, he said: “It’s an injury that will take a few weeks to heal.

“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.”

On the possibility that captain Harry Maguire could miss the FA Cup match against West Ham, Solskjaer added: “Of course I think about if he [Maguire] needs a rest – if he physically can keep going and going.

“Then then nature of a centre-back position is different to fullback, wide men, any other position on the pitch: centre-backs are the ones you’re protecting mostly because you’re working less.

“Then again, he’s never injured Harry, he’s never really been really badly hurt, touch wood hopefully he’ll be able to carry on. But I’m not sure if he’ll play on Tuesday- I’ve not decided yet.”

On the Man Utd squad’s reaction to the draw with Everton, Solskjaer continued: “They’ll have to be lifted, but they’ve got the personality, attitude and character to lift themselves.

“We’re not going to have time to dwell on it too much and show videos but of course there are details there that we have to improve – a couple of things we have to look at – there’s not going to be time enough on the training ground to work on it with the game already on Tuesday.”

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