Manchester United star Paul Pogba has picked up a suspected thigh injury while on France duty, forcing him to pull out of their training session.
The majority of the French squad were due to arrive for duty on Monday evening, leaving just a number of players working with coach Didier Deschamps – including Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard in Clairefontaine.
A short clip from RMC Sport showed Pogba taking a shot at goal and then screaming in agony before clutching his right thigh.
The Red Devils star then appeared in some discomfort as he hobbled off the pitch accompanied by physio Franck Le Gall.
France take on Kazakhstan at the Parc des Prince on Saturday night before travelling to Finland next Tuesday.
Les Bleus remain unbeaten in Group D and hold a three-point lead over second-placed Ukraine ahead of the double-header.
Pogba quitte l’entraînement, blessé à la cuisse sur une frappe #EquipeDeFrance pic.twitter.com/2x0Ll9dVmv
— Loïc Tanzi (@Tanziloic) November 8, 2021
Pogba’s injury came just hours after Marcus Rashford withdrew from the England squad.
The forward has been feeling unwell and Gareth Southgate thought it would be more beneficial for him to work his back to full fitness with his club side.
The Three Lions face Albania and then San Marino needing four points from those two games to qualify.
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Meanwhile, Gary Neville says he advised Man Utd to sign one star now ripping it up in the Premier League for an arch-rival.
The club legend has been busy commenting on their troubles this season as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finds himself in a tough situation. The Red Devils have won just once in their last six Premier League outings.
That poor run of form includes a dreadful 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool.
Solskjaer’s situation has been made worse by their disappointing performances in other competitions. Man Utd were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham in just the third round. They have also had to rely on Cristiano Ronaldo for points in their Champions League group.
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