Paul Pogba is likely to be sidelined for two months following an injury to his knee. The midfielder will undergo surgery to correct the lesions in his meniscus.
Things have not entirely gone to script for Pogba. The French World Cup winner returned to Manchester United like a king and was supposed to lead them to a glorious era, but a lack of discipline helped derail his United career.
Things became so awry for him at Old Trafford that former United manager Jose Mourinho described him as a virus and wanted him sold. The club chose Pogba ahead of Mourinho and despite their faith in the French midfielder, he never repaid it with performances on the pitch.
The France international had a torrid time at Old Trafford that eventually, the fans turned on him to signal the beginning of the end at the Theatre of dreams. Not all dreams come true and for Pogba, he never became what he could be at Old Trafford. Leaving Manchester United for free at the end of last season was perhaps the best for all parties, but his second Juventus career is starting on a wrong note.
Injured Pogba will not start the season with Juventus
The new Serie A season is a few weeks away, and France international Paul Pogba will not begin the season with Juventus. The former Manchester United player copped an injury that should keep him on the sidelines for a while. It is terrible news for player and club as the Bianconeri are counting on all their personnel to reclaim the Serie A title from the Milan clubs.
The Bianconeri have confirmed that Paul Pogba will not be a part of the team when the season starts after he tore the meniscus in his knee. The fate of the midfielder lies in the hands of a specialist who will determine the next move for the Juventus recruit.
Following the confirmation of the injury, the severity of the case involving Pogba is yet to be determined. In any case, Pogba would be on the sidelines for at least six weeks, but it could be longer depending on how his knees respond to treatment. There is no confirmation of whether the midfielder would require surgery.
Pogba in another Juve reunion
Pogba left Manchester United for lack of game time. The midfielder returned to Manchester United after a successful spell at Juventus. The return to Old Trafford didn’t pan out well, as the Frenchman failed to live up to expectations. Six years after leaving Juve for Manchester United, the Frenchman is back at Juventus. Pogba made his unofficial second debut for the Bianconeri as the club defeated Chivas Guadalajara on Friday.
Juventus played a 2-2 draw with Barcelona early Wednesday morning, but Pogba was conspicuously absent. The French midfielder missed out on the glamorous tie due to his knee meniscus tear.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pogba would require surgery on the injury and could be out for the next two months. It means the earliest Pogba will turn out for Juventus this season is October.
The absence of Pogba for this period means he could miss nine matches, including the first group stage games of the Champions League. The latest setback for Pogba is an extension of the injury issues that wrecked his final year at Manchester United.