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Solskjaer reveals the reason behind Pogba’s absence for Man United

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United welcomed West Brom in the Premier League clash on Saturday, but Paul Pogba was missing.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer let out information as to why Paul Pogba missed Saturday’s encounter with West Brom. The France international was not included in the Manchester United squad list for the Premier League clash. This was the first game after the players returned from a two-week international break. 

Pogba played two of France’s three matches for the entire 90 minutes. And was switched with N’Golo Kante in the third game on the 57th-minute mark. Moreover, Didier Deschamps sang praises of the 27-year-old during their spell with the national side. He hoped that Pogba would find his spot in the United team after a successful international break.

Additionally, the France boss believed that the midfielder is going through a mental battle with his situation at Old Trafford. Though, Solskjaer replied saying Pogba just requires some time to settle back to his old form with United. And on Saturday, the Norwegian manager revealed that Paul’s absence had nothing to do with any of the above.

Hope it is not a major issue.

In fact, Pogba has sustained a knock and will also potentially miss next week’s Champions League return with Istanbul Basaksehir. “Paul’s got a knock in the last game and he started feeling it yesterday before the session but he couldn’t carry on,” Solskjaer told MUTV. “Hopefully he’ll be ok for Tuesday. We still don’t know.”

The versatile playmaker has started seven games in the English top-flight under Solskjaer this season. In addition, Pogba has featured in all three European fixtures.