After Paul Pogba was not with the Manchester United squad that travelled to Dubai for a training camp the club have now explained the midfielder's absence.
The Frenchman has played a starring role under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer, registering four goals and four assists in as many matches.
Pogba missed the FA Cup win over Reading on Saturday and was not among the travelling party to Dubai on Saturday, but the club have revealed he is still busy with rehab on a injury.
A statement on the club's website read, "Paul Pogba has not completely recovered from the knock he sustained against Newcastle and stayed back for treatment, but he will join his Manchester United team-mates in Dubai soon in preparation for the Tottenham game.
"The midfielder has been in impressive form of late and claimed the Player of the Month award for December, as voted for by fans, after registering four goals and four assists.
"The squad travelled to Dubai after Saturday's 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading at Old Trafford for a training camp ahead of the Reds' next Premier League outing, against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium next Sunday, 13 January."
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