Manchester United hold concerns that Paul Pogba could be set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines with fears that he has suffered a similar injury to the one that kept him out for a huge chunk of last season.
The 27-year-old has missed the last two games with an ankle problem, which was not thorught to be serious, but could be a reoccurrnce of the injury that cost him months of the last campaign.
The Red Devils remain hopeful that the Frenchman will not be out of action for a similar amount of time, and there is still a possibility he could return very shortly.
However, the Daily Mail report that the current injury is to the same joint that Pogba damaged last season and he will not be rushed back in case of making things much worse.
The midfielder’s ankle problem last season meant that he did not start a Premier League game from 30 September until the return after the coronavirus hiatus in June.
It had not appeared to be a problem that would keep him out for months at first, so the club will be careful a similar scenario does not arise again.
Donny van de Beek is still waiting for his first Premier League start after impressing in the Champions League on Tuesday night against Istanbul Basaksehir and could finally make it into the starting XI.
Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Fred, Scott McTominay and Juan Mata are all also fit so Pogba is unlikely to be needed.