Among other football news today, Paul Pogba will not return to action for Manchester United until February. The midfielder is likely going to be on the side lines for another four or five weeks.
The 28-year-old has France international been out since November after suffering a groin injury on international duty with France.
After beginning his rehabilitation in Dubai, Pogba returned to the UK at the end of December.
But his Old Trafford boss Ralf Rangnick has warned he is still some way from a return to full training.
Rangnick had initially hoped Pogba would be ready to resume training at the start of January. But the Manchester United interim manager has now given Pogba a new timeline for his recovery.
Pogba Will Not Return to Action for Manchester United until February
Ralf Rangnick spoke ahead of Manchester United’s FA Cup third round clash against Aston Villa.
And the German coach revealed he does not expect to see Pogba in a red shirt any time soon.
“As far as I know, I was told a week ago, it would be a minimum of at least another four or five weeks before he is fit for training again,” Rangnick told the club’s official website.
“I saw him this morning before the training session, he was in the locker room, and I hope he will be back as soon as possible.
“Right now, he’s not been part of the training group and, even if he was back whenever, two, three or four weeks, it will take some time.
“It’s one thing to be training fit but, on the other hand, he needs to be fit for the match and competition in either the Premier League or the Champions League and this will still take some time.”