Manchester United set to avoid risking Paul Pogba against Newcastle

Onefootball Daniel Issroff

To Manchester United fans who have watched their team’s recent games, it’s obvious that United are missing Paul Pogba’s influence in midfield.

For many, his return cannot come soon enough.

But unfortunately for the Old Trafford faithful, it looks as if they will have to wait a little bit longer.

Pogba is back working at the club’s training ground after two months out with a hamstring injury but he is reportedly not yet ready to play in matches.

An article from the Telegraph says that despite José Mourinho’s desperate wish to have Pogba back, the club are unlikely not risk him against Newcastle on Saturday.

Pogba’s hamstrings have become a delicate issue and United’s medical team will be understandably cautious in getting him back on the pitch.

Mourinho’s side were on top of the Premier League table when Pogba tore his hamstring in a Champions League match against FC Basel on 12 September but they have since fallen eight points behind Manchester City.

Pogba had two goals and two assists in his four Premier League appearances this season.

Assuming he misses the Newcastle game, he could return, ironically, against Basel in the Champions League next Wednesday.