• Paul Poga has played only 3 times this season for Man Utd
  • Pogba's ankle surgery could keep him away for at least a month
  • Man Utd kickstarted 2020 with a 2-0 loss to Arsenal

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba reportedly has been advised to undergo an ankle surgery, which could keep him away for at least a month.

Pogba, who missed Man Utd’s recent win against Burnley and Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to Arsenal, has hardly played for the side this season. Since the start of the season in August, Pogba has featured only in three games for Man Utd.

After the Burnley victory, Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had revealed that Pogba would be available for the New Year clash against Arsenal.

Just when the former champions were finally looking forward to seeing him in action once again, they were given this bad news. Just before the Arsenal match, the Norwegian said his player felt discomfort in his ankle. He broke the unfortunate new development in Pogba’s case following his side’s away defeat to Arsenal.

“We've had scans and it's nothing major, it's something that has to be sorted and dealt with in a timeframe and he's been advised to do it as soon as possible, so he'll be out for three or four weeks."

"We've had consultants looking at him as well and the club has been looking at it, the scans have been done by us. We've been without him all season, so the boys who've been playing have been fantastic,” Solskjaer said in a post-match interview at the Emirates Stadium.

Midfielder Paul Pogba is one of Manchester United's biggest stars. Getty

Pogba’s surgery has come as a blow for Man Utd as they are already without Scott McTominay, who was ruled out for more than a month with knee ligament damage. The Scotland midfielder has been on crutches since getting injured during the Boxing Day match against Newcastle.

If Pogba does go under the knife, he is certain to miss the League Cup semifinal first leg against Manchester City at Old Trafford on Jan. 7 and the crucial away Premier League fixture against leaders Liverpool FC on Jan. 19.