Solskjaer gives Pogba injury update
Pogba injury: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba walked off the Old Trafford pitch with injury after 39 minutes of Saturday’s visit from Everton, a match which ended 3-3.
United led 1-0 on an Edinson Cavani goal when Pogba appeared to tweak his groin while making a routine side-footed pass with his right foot, hopping up in pain before sitting on the turf.
He rose and began to gingerly walk off the field but needed to sit down again, and replaced by Fred.
“Paul could not carry on with a muscle injury,” said United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in his post-match comments. “We’ll have a scan in the morning and see how he recovers.”
Pogba had been playing very well over his 39 minutes, completing 38-of-31 passes including 5-of-6 long balls while drawing two fouls and putting a shot on Everton goalkeeper Robin Olsen.
The World Cup winner would be a big loss for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as he’s arguably been United’s most consistent player during their uptick in form (Harry Maguire would like a word).
He’s played 1,814 minutes in all competitions this season with four goals and three assists. United has won all four of the matches he’s missed this season, though the opponents were Southampton, West Brom, Leeds, and Southampton again.
United hosts West Ham in an FA Cup fifth-round tie on Tuesday before heading to West Brom on Feb. 14 and Real Sociedad to start a Europa League Round of 32 tie on Feb. 18. Then it’s a visit from Newcastle and Sociedad at home before Chelsea and Man City away, back-to-back.
A short Pogba absence is workable. Anything else is a big concern.