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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba set for a ‘few weeks’ on sidelines

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will be sidelined for a few weeks with a thigh injury.

Just days after being named the club’s Player of the Month for January, the in-form 27-year-old was forced off towards the end of the first half of Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Everton.

Pogba had a scan on the thigh muscle issue and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now expecting to be without the midfielder for much of February.

Paul Pogba injured this thigh against Everton on Saturday
Paul Pogba injured this thigh against Everton on Saturday (Martin Rickett/PA)

“It’s an injury that will take a few weeks to heal,” he told MUTV.

“He’s just started his recovery, working with the medical staff and we’ll get him back as soon and as safely as we can.

“Of course, Paul has been very important for us and we’re not going to take any risks. (So it is) a few weeks definitely.

“You never want to be injured and, especially, now Paul was really finding his form and enjoying his football. For us, we just have to take as many points and wins as possible, when you lose players.

“We’ve been very healthy and strong for a long period so we can’t moan too much.”

Pogba is out of Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth-round clash against West Ham, as well as Sunday’s trip to West Brom in the Premier League.

United kick-off their Europa League campaign against Real Sociedad this month, while league fixtures against Newcastle and Chelsea are also scheduled.

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