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Serie A star’s injury a reminder of what United went through for three years

Paul Pogba formally left Manchester United to rejoin Juventus on a free transfer last summer and he has since failed to get over his injury troubles.

The Frenchman had a vastly injury-plagued final season with the Red Devils and his situation has only got worse with his return to the Bianconeri.

Pogba has made the matchday squad in just three of the club’s 37 games this campaign while he has spent only 35 minutes on the playing field.

It has now been confirmed that the 29-year-old has picked up a fresh adductor injury in training and he could be out for the next four weeks at least.

While Pogba is no longer a United player, the club could have been better served selling him a couple of years ago when his injury concerns worsened.

The World Cup winner missed a staggering 81 matches in his last three seasons at the club but the hierarchy were still open to renewing his deal.

The Pogba chapter with United has now been closed, but it is a stark reminder that the board should avoid repeating the same mistake – this time with Anthony Martial.

The 27-year-old has had a dismal time with injuries this campaign and he has already missed 29 games across all competitions under manager Erik ten Hag.

United have the option to extend his contract expiring in June 2024 by another 12 months, but in our opinion, they must part ways with the forward this summer.

Martial looked motivated to perform at the start of the season with a World Cup spot up for grabs but he appears to have downed tools over the past few weeks.

A nagging hip problem has been the reason behind his recent absence but United should not fall into the Pogba trap again and must cash in on him at the earliest.

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