Paul Pogba’s manager may have put him in the ‘long-term injury bracket’ but the midfielder isn’t letting his hamstring dampen his mood, as is evident in a video posted on Twitter in which the Frenchman is seen channeling his inner Bruce Lee in a bid to speed up his recovery.
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) October 3, 2017
The Manchester United midfielder injured his hamstring in a UEFA Champions League tie against Basel on September 12, coincidentally the first time he was given the captain’s armband by Jose Mourinho, and has been out of action ever since.
The club have not revealed a timeline on the 24-year-old’s return but last week Jose Mourinho admitted that along with Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (both suffered knee injuries last season), Pogba was another addition to the long-term injury list.
The lanky Frenchman had made a sterling start to the season, as the rest of his teammates, scoring twice and assisting as many times in four Premier League games before being forced off in United’s first continental fixture.
Since then, the Red Devils have won all their games to be level on points with leaders Manchester City in the Premier League and are topping their UEFA Champions League group as well.
However, United have crucial Premier League ties against Liverpool (October 14) and Tottenham Hotspur (October 28) lined up and Pogba’s presence will be keenly felt during that period.
The Red Devils also play Benfica (UEFA Champions League), Huddersfield (Premier League) and Swansea (League Cup) in what promises to be a hectic and eventful month.
Interestingly, Jose Mourinho’s men have just the one home game (Tottenham Hotspur) in the whole of October, to make life even more challenging for the Red Devils.
Pogba, in the meantime, has been making the most of his time off by honing his already-considerable dancing skills: