Paul Pogba suffers a thigh injury during France training in big scare

Paul Pogba suffers a thigh injury during France training as Man United midfielder hobbles off during shooting drill in a big scare to Didier Deschamps ahead of their World Cup qualifiers

  • Paul Pogba hobbled off the pitch with a thigh injury during France training 
  • Pogba yelled out a groan during a shooting drill at their Clairefontaine base
  • France face Kazakhstan on Saturday and then Finland on November 16

Paul Pogba could face a prolonged spell on the sidelines after suffering an apparent thigh injury, while on international duty.

The midfielder has missed Manchester United’s last two Premier League matches due to suspension and may now miss France’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers due to a muscular problem.

Pogba pulled up during a one-on-one shooting drill with the national side at their Clairefontaine training base on Monday.

Paul Pogba suffered a thigh problem during France training on Monday – in a big injury concern

He suffered the injury during an one-on-one shooting drill at their Clairefontaine training base

However, as soon as he took the shot, Pogba immediately pulled up lame with a muscle issue

France manager Didier Deschamps (right) went over to check on the stricken midfielder


Pogba was unable to continue the session and had to be assisted off the pitch by a coach

Teed up for a shot on the edge of the area by France manager Didier Deschamps, the 28-year-old yelled out with pain as he struck the ball.

He immediately limped and held his right left – indicating to Deschamps that the issue was around the thigh area.

To minimalise the threat of any further injury, a hobbling Pogba was taken off the pitch as he was accompanied by a member of staff to a car before being driven away.

The injury will come of frustration to Deschamps as it was only Pogba and and Bayern Munich right back Benjamin Pavard in training, with the rest of the squad given the day off after playing at the weekend.

He was one of only two France players to train on Monday – having not played for Man United

Les Bleus have two World Cup qualifiers in the current international break with a home clash against Kazakhstan on Saturday and then a trip to Finland on November 16.

Four days later, under-performing United head to Watford in the Premier League – although Pogba will serve the final of this three-match domestic ban.

After that, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s stuttering side head to Villarreal in the Champions League on November 23.

Last month, he was sent off for a reckless challenge on Liverpool’s Naby Keita at Old Trafford

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