Man Utd’s fixtures without injured Paul Pogba and how midfield should look

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Manchester United star Paul Pogba will be out of action for "a few weeks" after sustaining a thigh injury in his side's 3-3 draw with Everton on Saturday.

Pogba was forced off in the 39th minute and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has offered an update on the 27-year-old's fitness, telling MUTV : "It's an injury that will take a few weeks to heal.

"He's just started his recovery, working with the medical staff and we'll get him back as soon and as safely as we can.

"Of course, Paul has been very important for us and we're not going to take any risks. [He's out for] a few weeks, definitely.

"You never want to be injured and, especially, now Paul was really finding his form and enjoying his football. For us, we just have to take as many points and wins as possible, when you lose players.

"We've been very healthy and strong for a long period so we can't moan too much."

Pogba could miss the remainder of United's games in February, a run which includes three Premier League fixtures as well as an FA Cup game and two legs of a Europa League tie.

The injury comes as a major blow, with Pogba enjoying one of his best spells at Old Trafford to date and Solskjaer will be forced to rethink his starting XI.

Pogba has featured as either part of a midfield two or higher up the pitch on the left this season and Solskjaer does have options to cope with his absence.

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  • Scott McTominay, Fred, Donny van de Beek and Nemanja Matic are Solskjaer's alternatives in the centre of the park and Van de Beek in particular could be given the chance to feature on a more regular basis.

    Solskjaer is likely to opt for his favoured pairing of McTominay and Fred in United's FA Cup clash with West Ham and their league games against West Brom, Newcastle and Chelsea.

    However, Van de Beek and Matic could be preferred when they take on Real Socidead in the Europa League knockout stages.

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