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Man United’s Premier League hopes dented after latest Pogba injury

FOOTBALL By Mirror | February 9th 2021
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Everton - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - February 6, 2021 Manchester United's Paul Pogba after sustaining an injury [Pool via REUTERS/Martin Rickett]

Manchester United have confirmed Paul Pogba will be ruled out for a 'few weeks' in a dent to their Premier League title hopes.

The Reds are currently sat in second, five points behind neighborhood rivals Manchester City who have a game in hand.

Despite the gap in points, this season remains the best hope United have had of ending their Premier League trophy drought in years.

Pogba, along with Bruno Fernandes, has been instrumental of late. The World Cup winner has stepped up in the past few months and taken the goal and assist burden off his Portuguese team-mate.

It means Pogba's absence will come as a blow to United.

The 27-year-old was forced off after just 39 minutes against Everton after appearing to tweak his right thigh.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed after the fixture that it was a muscle injury but not too serious.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v Everton - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - February 6, 2021 Manchester United's Paul Pogba walks off after sustaining an injury [Pool via REUTERS/Martin Rickett]

However, further checks taken place on Monday have shown Pogba will need to be rested for a few weeks.

It of course means he will miss United's FA Cup clash against West Ham on Tuesday night.

So it will come as some comfort to Solskjaer that one of his men has managed to turn around their form.

Mason Greenwood seems to have recovered from his recent dip and impressed the United boss with his display against the Toffees.

"I thought he was the standout performer on the pitch - he just didn't get the goal that his performance deserved. I think the last few games, if you look at him closely - yeah, I know we scored nine against Southampton - but if you look at his performance I thought his performance was top.

"He's improved and matured immensely, and he's working with some of the top forwards in the country, of course. He's learning off them, and it's exciting to see that he's come over his blip and is playing really well.”

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