The Frenchman was forced off against Basel in the Champions League during the week, with manager Jose Mourinho confirming afterwards that he had picked up a muscle injury.
Reports have since emerged claiming that the Portuguese coach was furious with his record signing, who had disobeyed the club’s medical advice and trained privately with a personal trainer.
And now The Times are reporting that Pogba could need as many as 12 weeks of rehabilitation, meaning he will not be back in a United shirt until the very end of the year.
Initial MRI scans indicate a grade three tear with potential tendon damage, and at the very least he will miss six weeks minimum, though it could be a lot more.
If Pogba is out of action for three months, he will miss all five of United’s remaining Champions League group games and a host of high-profile Premier League fixtures.