Paul Pogba is reportedly likely to be out of Manchester United’s PL clash with Liverpool due to a cracked toe.
The midfielder hasn’t played since United’s draw with Unai Emery’s Arsenal on 30 September, which French newspaper L’Equipe put down to a small crack in a toe.
The injury was actually picked up in the League Cup game with Rochdale on 25 September, but the player was risked against the Gunners and the injury was aggravated.
The French outlet believe that the injury should be treated with one week of rest followed by two to three weeks of recovery – if this time frame is being followed from the Gunners match, then he would be out of the Reds’ trip to Old Trafford on 20 September.
Surgery is an option to take care of the injury, but neither Red Devils nor the player wants to go down that route, preferring to allow the problem to heal naturally.
In Paul’s absence, United have failed to score in two matches, drawing 0-0 with AZ Alkmaar in the UEFA Europa League and slumping to a 1-0 defeat against Newcastle United in the Premier League.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to get the midfielder back in time for the game against the Reds, along with a host of other players struggling with injury.
Mason Greenwood (back), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (illness), Jesse Lingard (thigh), Victor Lindelof (back) and Anthony Martial (thigh), are all fighting to be available for the match against the club’s fierce rivals. However, Eric Bailly (knee) and Diogo Dalot (groin) will remain out.