Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is reportedly facing eight to 10 weeks on the sidelines after sustaining a thigh injury while on international duty with France.
Pogba suffered the injury when he was taking a shot in a training session on Monday. He pulled up in pain and was accompanied off the field by team doctor Franck Le Gall.
He has withdrawn from the France squad and is heading back to Manchester where he will be assessed.
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Initial reports suggest he may not play again this year, with The Athletic saying the French medical team expect him to be out for eight and 10 weeks.
A statement from Manchester United said: "Paul Pogba has been released from the French national team following a thigh muscle injury sustained in training. He will return to Manchester for treatment and further evaluation."
After a strong start to the season, Pogba has been in and out of the side in recent weeks.
He was set to miss United’s next match against Watford as he completes a three-match suspension for his red card against Liverpool.
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Pogba’s future at the club hangs in the balance as he is out of contract next summer and is yet to agree a new deal.
From January 1 he will be free to talk to any foreign clubs over a potential move and could leave as a free agent at the end of the season.
United are also without defender Raphael Varane for the rest of this month due to injury.
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