Paul Pogba’s desire to play a vital role in Serie A and Juventus’ Champions League and guide his national side to success in Qatar is now in doubt.
The midfielder is yet to play in Italy after re-signing with former club Juventus after his contract with Manchester United expired in the summer.
Pogba suffered a knee injury in July after being sidelined for most of the second half of last season.
At the time, Juventus clarified that Pogba would have a ‘consultation with an orthopedic specialist’ to find out the extent of his right knee problem.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri announced yesterday that Pogba’s availability for the World Cup is in serious doubt. He was speaking ahead of tonight’s Champions League game between Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.
Allegri said: “Pogba had a second training session this morning but then it stopped and then it was decided that he [would] Operation.
“Actually, we’ll get it back in January.”
The Italian went on to stress that the World Cup is not his concern and that he is only focused on bringing Pogba back to the Allianz Arena in the new year. “That he is in the World Cup is not my problem.”
It was a huge shock for Juventus, whose creativity in midfield was called into question. Pogba’s truce plan has yet to be confirmed, but Online advice said Between 40 and 60 days. Allegri stressed that former Manchester United player Angel Di Maria will also not be pushed back against Paris Saint-Germain.
The Old Lady have drawn three of their first five Serie A games. Allegri’s side finished fourth in Serie A last season, having been beaten by Villarreal in the Champions League round of 16. champions.
Pogba, meanwhile, is aiming to revive his Turin career immediately after his second stint at Manchester United was rather lackluster.
The 29-year-old midfielder is entering his typical youth and will be seen as a key part of France’s bid to retain the World Cup trophy this winter.
Pogba, who played alongside N’Golo Kante and Blaise Matuidi, was integral to the team’s success in 2018, scoring a crucial goal against Croatia in the final.
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