Paul Pogba to return from knee injury January

Paul Pogba

According to Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, Paul Pogba is expected to return from knee surgery in January, despite worries that the Frenchman might not make the World Cup this winter.

Pogba, who returned to Juventus from Manchester United this summer on a free transfer, has yet to make his second Juventus debut due to a knee injury he sustained during the preseason that Allegri confirmed required surgery.

Pogba’s surgery was successful, and Juventus has since assured supporters that he is now on the road to recovery, but Allegri gave a cryptic response when asked if the midfielder would miss the World Cup.

Allegri predicted that he would return in January.

When asked if he was excluding Pogba from the world championship later this year with that remark, Allegri responded, “The World Cup is not my problem, Juventus’ problem is that he comes back in January.”

With France as the defending World Cup champions and the tournament beginning on November 21 in Qatar, Pogba will have just over two months to recover fully from knee surgery.

Pogba has been a crucial component of Didier Deschamps’ France team, and he performed so admirably at the 2018 World Cup that both supporters and detractors were perplexed by his failure to achieve the same success with Manchester United on a club level.

He has been a consistent starter since 2018, but this injury kept him home during the most recent international break, where France lost all four of their Nations League games.

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