Paul Pogba Pictured Back at Manchester United Training Ground

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistOctober 26, 2017

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Paul Pogba of Manchester United warms up during the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester United and FC Basel at Old Trafford on September 12, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has seemingly stepped up his recovery from injury after he was shown to be back at the club's training complex on Thursday.

An Instagram post from United midfielder Jesse Lingard featured footage of Pogba back at Carrington (h/t Samuel Luckhurst of the Manchester Evening News):

In the clip, the Frenchman mimics the goal celebration of Lingard, who netted twice for the Red Devils in their 2-0 win over Swansea City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

As Luckhurst noted, Pogba has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since September 12 and has spent much of his time recovering in Miami. The former Juventus man picked up the issue against Basel in the UEFA Champions League.

It's added that while he was back at Carrington, the 24-year-old did not take part in open training with the rest of the team ahead of Saturday's showdown with Tottenham Hotspur.

Pogba has been missing since injuring his hamstring in September.
Pogba has been missing since injuring his hamstring in September.Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

According to L'Equipe (h/t Sport Witness), Pogba may be fit for the clash with Chelsea on November 5, although with an international break to come after that match, there may be temptation to allow the midfielder that extra time to get back up to full fitness.

Pogba's injury came at a bad point for both him and United. After an inconsistent first season back with the club, he started the 2017-18 campaign in fantastic form; as journalist Liam Canning noted, the Red Devils attack hasn't quite clicked without the club's record signing pulling the strings in midfield:

With Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera manning the centre of the pitch, United have suddenly been much more square in the way they utilise the ball. Manager Jose Mourinho has also been without Marouane Fellaini at the hub of the team since September.

Pogba is always seeking to be positive when he's on the pitch. The United No. 6 was effective in moving the team through phases of play earlier in the campaign, whether that be via his willingness to surge forward or his incisive passing.

Losing that ability to break lines and unpick defences is something that has hindered the Red Devils. But the signs suggest they won't be without Pogba's attributes for much longer. 

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