Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes injured Paul Pogba will be ready to face Istanbul Basaksehir

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Paul Pogba misses Manchester United’s West Brom clash with ankle injury, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful the midfielder will return for the Champions League clash against Istanbul Basaksehir

  • Paul Pogba missed Manchester United’s game against West Brom with an ankle problem
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes Pogba will be fit to face Istanbul Basaksehir
  • Pogba has had a tough start to the campaign for United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Paul Pogba was absent for Manchester United’s game against West Bromwich Albion due to an ankle injury.

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Pogba suffered from the problem playing for France against Sweden, but Solskjaer will be hopeful the midfielder will be available when United host Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Solskjaer told BT Sport: “ Paul injured his ankle against Sweden. He tried to finish the workout, but it got worse. I hope he will be in good shape for Tuesday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Paul Pogba missed West Brom game with injury

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It has been a frustrating season so far for Pogba, who has found himself in and out of United’s starting lineup in the Premier League.

After helping France beat Portugal recently, Pogba described playing for his national team as “a breath of fresh air”.

Former United defender Rio Ferdinand said the comments would not be welcomed by club supporters but added he understood Pogba’s point of view.

Solskjaer hopes Pogba, who has an ankle problem, will be fit to face Istanbul Basaksehir

Solskjaer hopes Pogba, who has an ankle problem, will be fit to face Istanbul Basaksehir

Speaking on BT Sport, Ferdinand said: “ You don’t want to hear it as a United fan, but I understand it. Leaving with the national team can be a breath of fresh air.

Pogba is no longer assured of a place in the United squad, with figures like Fred, Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes often selected by Solskjaer.

So far this season, Pogba has made seven Premier League appearances but has yet to score or provide assists.

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