Since leaving Manchester United, Paul Pogba has not managed to play a minute of a competitive fixture for his new club, Juventus. The 2018 World Cup-winning midfielder with France, Pogba sustained a knee injury during a training session in the pre-season in Los Angles.
It was initially anticipated that the injury would rule him out of the World Cup after he underwent surgery to fix the issue last September.
But as confirmed by various reports in recent days, the 29-year-old is closing in on returning to his full fitness ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
Speaking to Tuttosport, Pogba’s Brazilian agent Rafaela Pimenta said that the midfielder would return to the field sooner rather than later. Elaborating on the background story, she said,
“Juve was absolutely correct to give him (Pogba) the freedom to decide. It is his knee. We heard specialists and the majority suggested the operation. Obviously, if you want to avoid it, you tend to listen to those who tell you that conservative therapy will be enough. He tried it, and it went wrong. He was convinced that it (the injury) would come back sooner. The goal was to be at the team’s service right away. Luckily it’s over, and he’ll be back on the field soon.”
GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder