Pogba responds to rumours over ‘fake’ injury
UNITED midfielder Paul Pogba has posted a fitness update amid claims he is faking his injury.
The French midfielder has featured in just two of the Reds’ last 14 games due to an ankle injury he sustained in the 1-1 draw with Southampton at the end of August.
Recent reports in Spain have suggested Pogba could be faking his injury in order to push through a January transfer move to Real Madrid.
A number of Spanish outlets, including radio station COPE, suggested on Monday that the World Cup winner was actually fit to play but refusing to feature in order to force a transfer in the January transfer window.
However, the French international posted a timely injury update on social media on Monday afternoon when he uploaded footage of his right ankle in supportive strapping.
Pogba had a cast removed from his ankle two weeks ago and travelled to America over the international break in order to step up his recovery from injury.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed he expects Pogba to return in early December, with United set to face both Tottenham and City in the Premier League next week.
Speaking before the Sheffield United game last week, Solskjaer said: “He’s improving. Obviously when you’re in a cast for that long you do lose your muscle and gradually you have to step it up.
“He’s not started on his football work yet and it will still be a little while before we see him.”