Manchester United sent Paul Pogba injury message through French coach Didier Deschamps

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Manchester United sent Paul Pogba injury message through French coach Didier Deschamps


France boss Didier Deschamps has said Paul Pogba will need more playing time before he can regain his peak form.
The Manchester United midfielder only recently returned to action after a thigh injury which kept him out for six weeks.

Pogba came off the bench at half-time in the last 16 Europa League second leg against AC Milan at San Siro – and he scored the only goal of the game as United went 2-1 on aggregate.

He then started the FA Cup quarter-final match against Leicester City at King Power Stadium last Sunday, playing just over an hour in the 3-1 defeat.

Pogba is currently absent on an international assignment with France – and was recruited as a 63rd-minute substitute in their 2022 World Cup debut match against Ukraine on Wednesday.

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It ended 1-1 at the Stade de France, the opening match of Antoine Griezmann having been canceled by the goal against his side of Presnel Kimpembe.

Speaking about Pogba at his last press conference, Deschamps said (via Goal): “He’s not at his best, obviously.

“When they entered against Ukraine, it also coincided with a period when the France team were not playing well. Those 30 minutes are good for him. Like any player coming back from an injury, it will take time.

“The situation in November, he came with little playing time, that did not prevent him from making a great match against Portugal.

“He needs playing time to improve his physical condition. ”

France is back in action tomorrow (March 28), away from Kazakhstan, before facing Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo on Wednesday March 31.

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