Paul Pogba Aggravates Ankle Injury, Could Miss Mid-Week Europa League Clash

Paul Pogba of Manchester United. Photo by Matt West/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10203441l)

Paul Pogba is in danger of missing Manchester United’s Thursday match against AZ Alkmaar in Europa League action after he reportedly aggravated a previous ankle injury during the Red Devils’ Monday draw against Arsenal.

The French midfielder had previously missed three games earlier in the season after hurting his ankle in Man U’s August 31 match against Southampton. Pogba informed team doctors that his ankle was bothering him after Monday night’s game, and it appears the team might be cautious with their approach with treating the ankle.

Manchester United won its debut Europa League game against FC Astana, meaning that they are not under a great amount of pressure to win on Thursday night.

Manchester United probably prefers to save Pogba for Sunday’s Premier League match anyway, considering their dire start in league play. The Red Devils are currently in a disappointing tenth place after winning only two of their first seven matches.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is set to announce his team’s travel list for the Thursday game in the Netherlands on Wednesday, and it bears watching to see if the French midfielder will make the squad. All indicates are seeming to indicate, however, that he will not.