Having last featured for Manchester United in 2019, Paul Pogba has explained the truth behind his absence for most of the season.
The Frenchman has been in the headlines for most of the season, most notably the links with Juventus and Real Madrid.
Pogba's last appearance came as second-half substitute in a 4-1 win over Newcastle United on 26 December 2019 before he underwent surgery on his ankle.
“I'm already training and touching the ball,” Pogba told the club's official podcast.
“I've been frustrated, a long time ago. Now I'm almost there, so I'm just thinking about getting back and training fully with the team and everything. You think bad but I've never had something like this in my career, so I always take it in a good way. It makes me more hungry to come back and do well. And, yeah, it just shows me as well how much I love football.
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“You have to be very patient because, well my injury, I don’t know if people really know what happened,” he explained. “So I had a foot injury, which came in the game against Southampton. It was early this season and so I carried this for a long time, training and trying to be playing with it. After I stopped, I found I had a fracture.
”I had a cast on it, a plaster-cast, so it went very well but too well. The bone got bigger and so, when I came back again, I played those two games against Watford and Newcastle, I could feel something again. So I had to have an operation and now here I am. I don’t feel anything and, hopefully, I’ll be back very soon.“
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