Man United Update: Pogba injury blow, Shoretire contract and Konate interest

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Pogba injury blow

Manchester United have confirmed that French international Paul Pogba will be sidelined for a few weeks after picking up a thigh injury against Everton.

The Red Devils were held to a 3-3 draw against the Toffees.

Pogba has been quite impressive in the recent weeks and his absence will come as a major blow to Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United are currently in the title race and they need to keep players fit and firing in order to match up to Manchester City. It will be interesting to see how they cope without the absence of a key midfielder in the coming weeks.

“It’s an injury that will take a few weeks to heal,” manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. “He’s just started his recovery, working with the medical staff and we’ll get him back as soon and as safely as we can.

“Of course, Paul has been very important for us and we’re not going to take any risks. [So it is] A few weeks definitely. 

 “You never want to be injured and, especially, now Paul was really finding his form and enjoying his football. For us, we just have to take as many points and wins as possible, when you lose players.

“We’ve been very healthy and strong for a long period so we can’t moan too much.”

Ibrahima Konate link

Meanwhile the Premier League side have been linked with a move for the RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate.

The 21-year-old Frenchman is one of the most talented young defenders around Europe right now and he could prove to be a quality long term investment for the Red Devils.

Manchester United need to bring in a quality centre back in the summer to push the likes of Lindelof, Maguire and  Bailly to improve their performances.

Shola Shoretire signed first professional contract

17-year-old attacker Shola Shoretire has now signed his first professional contract with Manchester United.

The youngster is highly rated at the club’s Academy and he recently scored a hat trick in the under 23 win over Blackburn on Friday.

The England under 16 international is the key player of Manchester United’s youth team and he will be hoping to force his way into their first-team plans over the next few years.