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Solskjaer predicts how long Pogba could be out for Man United

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The Red Devils midfielder appears set to miss some important matches after suffering an injury over the international break.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has announced that Paul Pogba could face up to three months sidelined.

The midfielder sustained a thigh injury on France duty during the international break. Video footage captured the moment he limped off in a training session. He subsequently missed both of Les Bleus’ World Cup qualifiers against Finland and Ukraine.

Now, in a press conference on Friday, Solskjaer conceded United could face a long spell without Pogba.

Asked if Pogba could face more than a few weeks out, Solskjaer replied: “Yeah, I would say so. It was a disappointing injury for Paul, a disappointing time for him of course.

“I’m not a doctor, of course, but he can’t say how quickly it will heal. Sometimes you hope, fingers crossed, for six or seven weeks and the worst-case scenario is 10, 11, 12 weeks with muscle injuries like this.

“One thing I’m sure of is that Paul is determined to come back and give his best when he comes back and he’s already started that recovery with his own big mentality to come back stronger because Paul always has that personality to come back strong.

“Hopefully just after Christmas, we can see him.”

United return to action on Saturday in a trip to Vicarage Road for a Premier League clash with Watford. For match details and betting tips, check out the link here.