Cape Town - Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba
is using an underwater treadmill as part of his rehabilitation regime
as he aims to recover from an ankle injury.
Old Trafford chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed after Sunday's
impressive 3-1 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road that his
talisman midfielder recently suffered a setback to his planned comeback.
The Norwegian is clearly taking no risks after he stated: "I don't
think we'll see him maybe before December. He'll be out for a while. He
needs time to fully, fully recover, so I don't think he'll be back,
maybe Sheffield United after the international break but probably
December before you can see him.
"I'm not the doctor but there is an injury there that needs healing, yes. Ankle rather than foot."
Pogba has played just twice in the last 10 games and last featured for the Red Devils against Arsenal on September 30.
It is understood the France World Cup winner initially sustained the
injury in the 1-1 draw at Southampton a month earlier, choosing to play
through the pain barrier in an effort to help United turn around a dodgy
sequence of results.
Despite Solskjaer's caution, however, 26-year-old Pogba is certainly
pulling out all the stops in an effort to rejoin the fight for United.
Manchester sources have revealed the £89 million former Juventus man has
began using an underwater treadmill at United's Carrington training base
in the last few days.
Pogba also trained last weekend and was present at United's
Foundation Dream Day on the Saturday afternoon, having worked with his
conditioners earlier that day.
Pogba flew to Dubai earlier this month for some warm weather training
which didn't have the desired effect, so it will be interesting to see
if working his niggling injury under water - designed to avoid full
weight bearing - can have him firing sooner on all cylinders.
- TeamTalk Media