Football: Manchester United's Paul Pogba vows to return better than ever post coronavirus pandemic

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo credit: Getty

Manchester United star Paul Pogba is raring to resume training after recovering from yet another injury setback.

The French international is promising to return a better version of himself than the lethargic midfielder who limped off against Southampton on Boxing Day. 

Pogba suffered a foot injury while amid speculation surrounding his player future, with Real Madrid understood to have been pursuing the talented World Cup winner.

But Pogba has put that all behind him as he sets focus on the training park, once the season is given the all-clear to recommence.

"I'm already training and touching the ball," Pogba told United Podcast.

"I've been frustrated, a long time ago. Now I'm almost there, so I'm just thinking about getting back and training fully with the team and everything.

"You think bad but I've never had something like this in my career, so I always take it in a good way. It makes me more hungry to come back and do well. And, yeah, it just shows me as well how much I love football."

Pogba gave the full details of his injury, which has restricted him to just eight appearances this season.

"You have to be very patient because, well my injury, I don't know if people really know what happened," he added.

"So I had a foot injury, which came in the game against Southampton. It was early this season and so I carried this for a long time, training and trying to be playing with it. After I stopped, I found I had a fracture.

"I had a cast on it, a plaster-cast, so it went very well but too well. The bone got bigger and so, when I came back again, I played those two games against Watford and Newcastle, I could feel something again.

"So I had to have an operation and now here I am. I don't feel anything and, hopefully, I'll be back very soon."

United were on their best run of the season before the COVID-19 pandemic led to a halt in the action.

The 'Red Devils' are unbeaten in their last five games to sit fifth - three points back from Chelsea.