“We spoke over the phone two days ago or on Tuesday,” said Ralf Rangnick during his pre-match press conference this Friday.
“He [Paul Pogba] was still in Dubai, he’s expected to come back today and we will get to know each other in person on Sunday.
“We had a telephone call for around 10 or 15 minutes and he told me he was getting better.
“Obviously, he still isn’t fully fit and from what I’ve heard it will take another couple of weeks until he’s fit for training again.
“He has been out for quite some time so it will take another couple of weeks to get him to match fit.”
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The Manchester United midfielder is ruled out till January and it could take longer than that for him to fully regain his fitness.
As things stand, Pogba’s contract also expires next summer and he will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a different club in the new year.
The Frenchman has demanded exorbitant wages to extend his stay at Old Trafford but negotiations between both parties have broken down since.