Pogba goes underwater to aid recovery

Manchester United
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Paul Pogba is using an underwater treadmill in an effort to return sooner from the ankle injury which is expected to keep him out until December.

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 £89m 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.