Manchester United boosted by return of Paul Pogba while Ibrahimovic continues training by himself in recovery – report

Manchester United boosted by return of Paul Pogba while Ibrahimovic continues training by himself in recovery – report

While Paul Pogba is set to return for Manchester United after the international break, Marcos Rojo may need more time before making a comeback.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, meanwhile, is still training by himself as he draws nearer a return from a serious knee ligament operation.

Pogba has missed 12 games since leaving the pitch after just 19 minutes in Man United’s 3-0 UEFA Champions League victory against FC Basel. He was captaining the team on the night after a fantastic start to the season.

His return will be huge for the Reds, with the form of the whole side, as well as certain individual players including Romelu Lukaku and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, suffering in his absence.

Another midfielder, Michael Carrick, will also return imminently, according to the Daily Mail.

Carrick, Rojo and Pogba all trained with United’s under-23 side on Wednesday and Thursday.

Due to the length of Rojo’s absence, the Argentine was brought off with ligament damage in April’s UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg win against Anderlecht, he’ll likely take a couple of games as a substitute to return to action fully.

Pogba, though, may be thrown immediately back into things. Carrick, meanwhile, has been suffering from a virus causing dizziness for some weeks, having played just one game this season, in the EFL Cup 4-1 win against Burton Albion.

The United captain will want to be back playing as soon as possible in what could be his last season at Old Trafford. Now 36, his playing time has been limited, more so than ever before. With the busy run of fixtures set to re-commence after the international break, Carrick will be hoping he’ll be used more frequently if he can recover from this ‘injury’.

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