Pogba 'desperate' to help Man Utd for season run

  • Pogba 'desperate' to help Man Utd for season run

Pogba 'desperate' to help Man Utd for season run

Paul Pogba is reportedly "desperate" for a return to Manchester United for the season run-in.

"But when everyone is back, the competition for every place is big and hopefully we will have two games every week".

That throws up the intriguing prospect of the midfielder being available for the Manchester derby on March 8.

Paul Pogba has stepped up his strength and conditioning training and is "feeling good" in his recovery efforts, a month after ankle surgery.

But having said that before the Manchester Derby, Man United will take on the likes of Everton and Chelsea in the league and Ole will be hoping that new signing Bruno Fernandes can provide the creative spark in these matches.

The World Cup victor has spent the most recent period of his recovery in Dubai ahead of his imminent return to Manchester. But the global fixtures against Ukraine and Finland are significant fixtures for the 26-year-old. His contract expires next year but United have the option to trigger a 12-month extension.

Despite fresh media claims he is intending to leave, the Daily Mail writes that Pogba is determined to be back in action so that he can play a part in United's attempt to break into the Premier League top four and qualify for the Champions League.

Playing in the home fixtures in March, the final warm-up games before the summer, will erase any doubts over Pogba not being fit for the summer when France look to add the European title to the World Cup they won two years ago.

The midfielder has not played since Boxing Day.

Meanwhile, United are considering a pre-season tour of India as they finalise their summer plans.