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Paul Pogba boosts Man Utd as injured trio join reserves for training

Paul Pogba boosts Man Utd as injured trio join reserves for training

Long term absentees such as Marcos Rojo, Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick were pictured training alongside the club's youngsters and the global players not called up by their national teams.

Phil Jones will be an injury concern for Manchester United's home game against Newcastle United on Saturday after the centre-back was withdrawn from the England squad having picked up a thigh injury during the first half of the friendly against Germany.

Martial has also earned an global recall on the back of his exploits, with Pogba convinced that there is still more to come from a player he holds in the highest regard.

Pogba has certainly been missed, as evidenced by the stats comparing United with and without 24-year-old.

The Red Devils scored an average of three goals per-game with Pogba in the side, but have scored almost half as many, an average of 1.6 per-game. That's the difference he makes.

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And, there is no doubt that the France players are absolutely delighted to see Pogba, who is a leader on and off the pitch for Les Bleus and Manchester United.

Griezmann took to Instagram to post a short video of himself warmly embracing the injured France worldwide in the dressing room. "Even during the start of the season, he helped the team a lot", Pogba told MUTV.

"Anthony is a big, big, big talent. They are in good positions so I think we can go into this part of the season, the Christmas period, and after, in a strong position". The "Super Sub" has featured in 10 games out of which seven times he has come as a substitute.

Atleti will want to keep hold of their star striker who scored 16 league goals for his side last season. He's a talented player - one of the best players I have ever seen or trained with.

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