Man Utd star Paul Pogba ordered back to Carrington from Dubai by Ralf Rangnick to continue rehab on thigh injury
RALF RANGNICK HAS ordered Paul Pogba back to Carrington from Dubai to continue his rehab.
Previous manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer allowed Pogba to base himself there to work on his recovery from a thigh injury suffered on international duty a month ago.
He is still set to be side lined for another two weeks before starting Manchester United training again.
Rangnick said: “We spoke over the phone on Tuesday. He was still in Dubai. He is expected to come back today and then we will get to know each other in person on Sunday. We had a phone call for about 10 to 15 mins.
“He told me that he is getting better but obviously still not fully fit.
“From what I’ve heard it will take another couple of weeks until he is fit for training again and then, because he has been out for quite some time, it will take another couple of weeks to get him to be match fit.
“In the first instance it’s he gets fully fit to be able to train with the rest of the group then we have to develop him physically and tactically to be also fit to play in the Premier League.”
With Pogba’s contract running out in the summer the French World Cup winner can start talking to clubs on the continent about a possible move abroad in the New Year.
FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN NEW CUSTOMER DEALS
The club have shelved any efforts to get him to sign a new deal and are comfortable now with him leaving on a free although they would definitely listen to any offers in the New Year.
That is unless Rangnick believes he can still get something out of him this season.
He would be doing better than his two predecessors who struggled to get him to replicate the form he shows for France in a United shirt.
As it stands Rangnick seems quite comfortable with the players he has fit and at his disposal following a confidence boosting 1-0 win in his first Premier League game against Crystal Palace and a first clean sheet at Old Trafford since April.
He was particularly impressed with the first half performance as the players immediately implemented his pressing style.
Rangnick said: “The basis of what we showed against Crystal Palace was good. Getting that clean sheet was crucial and hopefully we can get another one against Norwich.”
Rangnick changed his whole squad for the 1-1 midweek Champions League draw against BSC Young Boys with United already qualified for the next stage of the Champions League.
Now he is set to change it back again to the team that faced Palace.
⚽ Read our Manchester United live blog for the latest news and transfer gossip from Old Trafford