Paul Pogba could return from injury in time to face Arsenal, according to Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Paul Pogba picked up an ankle injury in late August, returning just in time to face Rochdale and Arsenal at the end of September.
Immediately after the draw against the Gunners, the midfielder’s ankle problem flared up again. He hasn’t played since, but coincidentally, he’s now closing in on a return against the same team he last played against.
Arsenal face Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on January 1st. For the time being, Pogba is still out with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirming it’s too early for a comeback.
When asked if Pogba will be back playing in 2019, however, Solskjaer replied: “Yeah, hope so. He is working hard to get fit and hopefully, we can get him back on the pitch.
“Let’s get him fit and back in form. He will play loads of games. He’s one of the best players in the world and we’re looking forward to having him back.”
Pogba started the season impressively with a couple of assists in a 4-0 win over Chelsea. United severely dropped off after that, though they’re rediscovering their form at the moment.
Pogba may well not slot back into the team if they keep winning, but it will still be a psychological boost to have him available.