By Alex McLeish

11th Nov, 2021 | 2:07pm

Man United struck by 'big blow' after 'sensational' Pogba report - pundit

Alex McLeish insists “sensational” Paul Pogba will be a big miss for Man United amid speculation he’s out until the new year.

The former Aston Villa manager, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, has been impressed by what he has seen from the midfielder in person.

On 9 November, The Telegraph reported Pogba, 28, may not play football again this year after picking up an injury.

The midfielder picked up an injury while training with France ahead of their World Cup qualifiers.

Pogba has made 13 appearances this season and has registered seven assists.

McLeish, who witnessed an “incredible” performance from Pogba in person recently, insists Man United will miss the midfielder.

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“On his day, he can be sensational,” McLeish told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“That’s the problem, he has to be in the mood to give his best performances.

“I was at the Atalanta game a few weeks ago and saw him. They were 2-0 down half time and Pogba came on.

“He was incredible in that game. I was thinking ‘why can’t he do that in every game’?

“Pogba is unable to provide that continuity. He never puts a string of performances together.

“He will be a miss for Manchester United in terms of just being another option.

“But on his day, what a player he can be. It’s a big blow.”

The France international is yet to score for Manchester United this season.

He has started all but three games this season with the Red Devils sixth in the Premier League.

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