Starting with Pogba’s injury, the French midfielder suffered a thigh injury while on international duty.
Pogba was looking forward to playing two games for France over the international break, as Les Bleus tried to seal World Cup qualification with a win against Kazakhstan before travelling to Finland. After being ejected for Manchester United’s last two domestic games due to his sending off in the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Oct. 24.
Reconsider your position. Pogba pulled up with an injury as he came off the ground during a France training session. He will miss the team’s World Cup qualifiers, as well as maybe months.
Pogba has a ‘right thigh injury’ and has ‘removed from both upcoming games,’ according to the French national team. Jordan Veretout has taken his position in the team. According to a report from RMC Sport in France, Pogba’s injury could keep him excuse for 8-10 weeks.
Pogba will not be available for United until the start of January. Could Pogba have played his final game for United by then, with the transfer market beginning on January 1 and Pogba’s contract expiring in six months?
Pogba is expected to stay at United for the remainder of the 2021-22 season, but he is free to sign a pre-contract complying with a non-English team beginning January 1. Maybe United will try to recoup some money by selling him in January and moving on?
Angelo Ogbonna has been a sign for West Ham this season, but he may be on his way out.
The 33-year-old Italian centre back has been excellent for the Hammers, who are currently third in the Premier League, in the Europa League knockout rounds, and in the League Cup final eight. West Ham do have Craig Dawson and Issa Diop who can replace Ogbonna and his partner Kurt Zouma, so David Moyes will be relieved.
However, this is still a setback because Ogbonna and Zouma had built a strong relationship at centre defence. The biggest thing that might derail West Ham’s great start to the season is injuries, and this is their first major one, with Ogbonna suffering from the stress of playing in the Europa League, Premier League, and League Cup. He may not require surgery and may return before the season’s finish, but an ACL injury is never easy to recover.
Source: NBC Sports