Paul Pogba’s foot injury has finally been diagnosed as a ‘cracked toe’, according to a report in France.
The Manchester United midfielder took a knock in the Carabao Cup penalty shootout win over Rochdale last month, where a scan revealed a ‘microfisure’.
The 26-year-old started the following match against Arsenal, but was understood to have felt pain in his foot and did not travel to AZ Alkmaar and was then ruled out of last weekend’s defeat at Newcastle.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the specialist had told Pogba to rest and the club later said: “Following a specialist’s opinion, Paul Pogba requires a period of further rest and conservative treatment for the foot injury he sustained during the game against Southampton in August. Updates will follow in due course.”
L’Equipe report that Pogba will not need surgery to solve the issue and that both club and player are preferring to go down the ‘natural’ route of recovery.
The France midfielder has not joined up with the national team and is currently in Dubai to to complete a warm-weather recovery programme in a bid to get him ready to face Liverpool.
But with recovery time potentially taking two to three weeks he is a major doubt to face the league leaders at Old Trafford a week on Sunday.