Man United's most expensive player to miss EPL game against Chelsea after suffering thigh injury relapse

Man United's most expensive player to miss EPL game against Chelsea after suffering thigh injury relapse

- Man United face Chelsea in a crunch Premier League fixture this weekend

- Both managers need all three points in a bid to finish strong at the end of this season

- But the Red Devils will be without influential midfielder Pogba for the encounter

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Paul Pogba will not be available for Manchester United when they visit Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

The Frenchman has been on the sidelines since the start of this month after picking up a thigh injury during their 3-3 draw against Everton.

He has since then missed five of the Red Devils fixtures including their rounds of 32 Europa League encounters with Spanish League side Real Sociedad.

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However, his expected time of return has now been pushed further back following the relapse he suffered during recovery.

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Man United most expensive player to miss EPL game against Chelsea after suffering thigh injury relapse
Man United midfielder Paul Pogba putting in the hard work while recovery from a thigh injury. Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United
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After their goalless draw at Old Trafford on Thursday, February 25, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the media that the 27-year-old will be out for weeks. SunSport quoting BT Sport reports:

"Paul is still out for a few weeks."

Besides the Blues'cracker, Pogba is bound to miss his side's Premier League game against Crystal Palace next week and may also miss the trip to Etihad Stadium for the Man City fixture.

Also lined up for the month of March are games against high-flying West Ham, Leicester in the FA Cup quarter-finals, and the Europa League last-16.

Meanwhile, the likes of Scott McTominay, Edinson Cavani and Donny van de Beek who have been missing this week due to knocks are back ahead of the trip to the Bridge.

Daniel James picked up a knock on Thursday and is a doubt, with Solskjaer confirming that United will monitor his condition over the coming hours.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Bruno Fernandes could be demoralising Manchester United teammates with his 'perfectionist' attitude.

The midfielder joined the Red Devils in January 2020 from Sporting Lisbon and became an instant success at Old Trafford - helping them finish third last season in spite of their poor start.

He has scored 34 goals and 21 assists in 59 appearances across competitions - a performance that has won him four Premier League player of the month awards.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.

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