Manchester United expect record-signing Paul Pogba to return from his long-term hamstring injury after the international break, report The Mirror.
The French midfielder has been missing since limping off in his sides 3-0 Champions League victory over Basel on 12 September but is set to return for The Reds’ Premier League fixture against Newcastle United at Old Trafford on 18 November.
Pogba is now back training at United’s Carrington training facility after spending a large part of his rehabilitation in the United States.
Jose Mourinho is desperate for his £89 million midfielder to be back and firing on all cylinders by the time his side face Man City at home in the Manchester Derby on December 10.
United have missed Pogba’s dynamism and creativity badly over recent weeks with the Reds now sitting eight points behind their city rivals.
Mourinho will be well aware that anything but a win against Pep Guardiola’s men will effectively end The Reds’ title challenge.
It will not only be United’s manager who will be happy to see the influential Frenchman returning to the starting XI, Romelu Lukaku and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, both of who’s form has nosedived badly during Pogba’s absence, looked much better with Pogba in the team.
Mourinho will also be buoyed by the fact that both Zlatan Ibrahimovich and Marcos Rojo are both due to return from cruciate ligament injuries in early December which will further bolster his squad as they aim to compete in four competitions.
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