From France: Paul Pogba could return from injury in time for Chelsea clash

by Leo Nieboer

Paul Pogba could recover from a hamstring injury in time for Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on November 5, according to reports from France.

The Frenchman has been sidelined with a hamstring problem ever since the 3-0 win over FC Basel in September and is currently working on his rehabilitation in the United States.

Jose Mourinho has been unable to provide a return date for Pogba but the 24-year-old has provided hints over social media that he would be returning to action sooner rather than later.

And according to French media outlet L’Equipe, Pogba could be fit in time for the clash with Antonio Conte’s men on Bonfire night, although club medical staff have emphasised the need for the midfielder to miss the trip to London and spend the international break fully regaining sharpness ahead of the home clash with Newcastle United.

Such a precaution makes sense given that Pogba, despite now being able to run freely and work with the ball, still hasn’t trained with the first team since his injury.

Mourinho, speaking after last week’s 1-0 win over Benfica, appeared slightly irritated at seeing his £89m man in the United States with his private medical team overseeing his recovery rather than working at Carrington like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and he may want to monitor the Frenchman first hand during the ten day international break before throwing him back in the firing line.

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