Illness sidelines Paul Pogba further as Manchester United return delays


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Paul Pogba has been sidelined for a while now due to injury, still, the French midfielder will remain on the sidelines after he missed two days of training due to an illness. The World Cup winner was expected back in training this week having only featured 6 times this season.

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“He’s been struck down ill,” United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said.

“He’s been off two days, which is not beneficial. It’s probably set him back quite a bit.”

Manager Ole Gonner Solskjaer has refuted claims that his team may not need the midfielder after all.

“It’s games like the Everton one, for example, when you are lacking that one creative pass or idea,” said Solskjaer. “He has the quality of not many midfielders in the world have, so it would be great to get him back.”

With the team set to take on lower division side, Colchester on Wednesday Pogba’s absence is likely to mean another start for 18-year-old striker Mason Greenwood, who scored his seventh goal of the season against Everton.

The teenager scored two goals in the 4-0 Europa League win over AZ Alkmaar last Thursday, Greenwood is turning into one of United’s most potent attacking weapons.

“It’s very difficult now to put a team out there without having Mason in my mind, yes,” said Solskjaer, himself a prolific forward for the club between 1996 and 2007.

“I remember when I came to the club and scored a few goals, I felt I could perform better, The manager used to say it was hard to keep players who score out of the team. It is the same with Mason.”

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