By Ben Dinnery

17th Nov, 2021 | 6:45am

Injury expert: This is how long Man United star Pogba will be out after 'screaming in agony'

Man United superstar Paul Pogba could be sidelined for over six weeks after sustaining a thigh injury while away on international duty.

So says injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.

Man United confirmed on 9 November that Pogba had withdrawn from the France squad after damaging his right thigh.

Footage from Les Bleus training the previous day shows the 28-year-old midfielder pulling up after hitting a shot on the half-volley.

Pogba, who is out of contract at the end of the season, is two matches into a three-match Premier League suspension.

And Dinnery explains that the mechanism of Pogba’s thigh injury indicates that he could be missing for several more weeks to come.

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“Typically, when we see this type of action it can be quite serious,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“Pogba immediately pulled up, screamed in agony and touched the anterior aspect of his thigh.

“That gives you an indication that it was the quadriceps. Most commonly when we talk about a quadricep injury, it’s the rectus femoris.

“He was seen on crutches after withdrawing from the squad and sent immediately for imaging.

“All of that suggests that this is not a minor or precautionary issue. We could be looking at several weeks on the sidelines here.

“It could be approaching a grade two tear, so we’re looking at least a month, possibly six weeks, possibly even a little bit longer than that.”

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