Paul Pogba injury boost as Manchester United midfielder should return vs Rochdale and will be ‘ready for A

Paul Pogba injury boost as Manchester United midfielder should return vs Rochdale and will be ‘ready for A
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Paul Pogba should be fit and ready to return for Manchester United when they host Rochdale in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening.

The France International has missed United’s past three matches against Leicester, Astana and West Ham, but is likely back to take on the League One side at Old Trafford, in a match which will be brought to you LIVE by talkSPORT 2.

Pogba should make an appearance against Rochdale upon his return from injury

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Pogba should make an appearance against Rochdale upon his return from injury

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Pogba has not featured at all this month since injuring his ankle against Southampton, and in his absence United have laboured to two 1-0 victories and suffered a 2-0 defeat at West Ham.

“He’ll [Pogba] probably get some minutes against Rochdale,” said manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “But we definitely think he’s ready for Arsenal.”

The Red Devils host Arsenal in their next Premier League fixture on Monday night.

Pogba’s return comes as major boost to the United boss, who has had his squad hit by multiple injuries in recent weeks. Marcus Rashford was the latest player struck down, as he was forced off at the London Stadium with a groin problem.

Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial will both miss Wednesday’s match, but Mason Greenwood is expected to be fit.

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United are understood to have opened talks with Pogba over a new contract, despite him still having two years left to run on his current deal.

According to The Times, Pogba currently earns £140,000-a-week, while he also receives an additional £6.5million in image rights and loyalty payments.

He can expect a significant increase on that if he puts pen-to-paper on the new deal.