Paul Pogba reveals return date from injury after admitting he was ‘gutted’ by Manchester United’s loss to Bournemouth

4 Nov

Paul Pogba admitted he was ‘gutted’ to watch Manchester United succumb to another Premier League defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s three match winning run was ended by the Cherries on Saturday, with former United academy graduate Josh King ultimately settling the affair with a well-taken finish before half-time.

Pogba was speaking on FaceTime to RMC Sport

United were seventh in the table before the loss but have now dropped back down to tenth, having amassed just 13 points from 11 matches.

Pogba, who has not featured for United since September, has admitted he is desperate to recover to help his team-mates.

Speaking to RMC Sport – via FaceTime – following United’s defeat on the south coast, Pogba said: “I’m gutted. To see the team lose without being able to play is the worst.

“I would like to be back to help them but the most important thing is to heal.

“You are always very down when you lose and considering the form we were in we were hoping to take the three points.

“We could not capitalise on the good start and a moment of magic won the game for them, sometimes you just hold up your hands and say ‘well done’.

“I thought Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial defended very well against them, but in games like this one it is so important to get the first goal and they [Bournemouth] did it.

Pogba has been out of action since September
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“We are disappointed but when you come to places like this you have to take control of the game.

“We did not and we could not get the goal. We were missing some quality at times. Maybe I should have started some others.”

But how long will it be until Pogba is back and able to help his team-mates? He was quizzed on a possible return from injury during the same interview.

“I will still be under plaster for 10 days,” Pogba added. “After, I still have two weeks of rehabilitation.”

Solskjaer’s men hope to get back to winning ways when they face Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday, before hosting Brighton next weekend.


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