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Manchester United fears grow over Paul Pogba injury


Pogba was forced off early on in the 3-3 draw with Everton (Getty Images)

Manchester United reportedly fear Paul Pogba is facing a longer spell on the sidelines than originally anticipated.

Pogba limped off during the first-half of United’s 3-3 draw with Everton on Saturday February 6 with a thigh injury.

The 27-year-old missed the FA Cup fifth round victory over West Ham United last Tuesday and Sunday’s draw with West Brom as a result.

According to the Daily Mail, United are now concerned Pogba could be facing at least another fortnight out with the same thigh problem – ruling him out of Europa League games against Real Sociedad and Sunday’s clash with Newcastle United.

Following that run of fixtures, United face crunch encounters away to Chelsea and Manchester City that could define their season – with no timescale on Pogba’s return for those clashes.

Pogba likely to miss this week’s games against Real Sociedad and Newcastle (Getty Images)

United remain second in the Premier League but are now seven points adrift of leaders Manchester City having played a game more.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have won just one of their last five games in the league – a 9-0 thrashing of Southampton – taking just a point from games against the league’s bottom two during that run.

United have missed Pogba’s ability on the ball in their recent games after a much-improved season from the Frenchman.

Donny van de Beek has been given opportunities in his absence, starting against West Ham and coming of the bench against West Brom but has struggled to deliver any real impact.


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