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Man United: Ralf Rangnick provides injury update on Paul Pogba

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The Man United star has been out of action since early November with a calf injury.

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Paul Pogba played for Manchester United in their 2-2 draw against Atalanta on November 2. The player suffered a calf injury while being on international duty a few days later.

Ralf Rangnick previously claimed Pogba could make his return in early January. However, he has now provided a different update on the player’s recovery process.

Speaking ahead of his side’s upcoming match against Aston Villa, he said (via the club’s website): 

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“As far as I know, I was told a week ago, it would be a minimum of at least another four or five weeks before he is fit for training again,

“I saw him this morning before the training session, he was in the locker room, and I hope he will be back as soon as possible.”

Rangnick added: “Right now, he’s not been part of the training group and, even if he was back whenever, two, three or four weeks, it will take some time,

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“It’s one thing to be training fit, but he needs to be fit for the match and competition in either the Premier League or the Champions League and this will still take some time.”

Paul Pogba’s return will provide Rangnick with a much-needed boost in his side’s midfield. The French forward has registered seven assists in his nine appearances for the Red Devils this season. 

Despite a few disappointing performances during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s last games in charge, Pogba can still hope to regain his form. He is yet to play under Rangnick, with his future at the club still unclear. Becoming an important midfield figure under Rangnick might persuade the club to meet his salary demands for a new deal.

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