Paul Pogba probably played Manchester United’s last game

Paul Pogba probably played his last match with Manchester United.

Ralf Rangnick, United’s caretaker manager, revealed on Friday that the French midfielder is expected to be out for at least four weeks with a calf injury suffered in Tuesday’s 4-0 pounding of Liverpool and that he will may not play again this season.

With the club’s final game of the campaign at Crystal Palace on May 22 – a month away – there is every chance that Pogba will not be seen again in a United shirt with his contract expiring at the end of the season and their record £89million. signature should go.

“With Paul after the scan we did yesterday or the day before yesterday, it’s very unlikely that he will play again until the end of the season,” Rangnick said.

“The doctor told me he would need at least four weeks to recover and as the last game is at the end of May I don’t think he is very likely to play again.”

“We will see improvement under ten Hag”

Rangnick believes United have made a “very good choice” in appointing Ajax manager Erik ten Hag as their next permanent manager and is confident there will be improvement at Old Trafford next season.

“I knew Erik was one of the candidates the board went to and I told them from people that I knew Erik would be a good choice – I think he will be a very good choice. “, Rangnick said.

“We don’t know each other in person, we haven’t met, from what I saw at Bayern Munich when he was U23 coach and at Ajax now, I like his football.

“I’m pretty positive with a full pre-season and getting the chance to build and shape his own staff, a new team, which is obvious, we’ll see improvement.”

Rangnick said he would be happy to share his thoughts on the team with Ten Hag and reiterated that there was a huge rebuilding job ahead. “Obviously there are quite a few players whose contracts are expiring, there could be a few more who are on loan who may still want to be loaned out or leave the club, so it will be a big change and rebuild. necessary, that is to say clear,” he said.

“But how many players and in what positions? I haven’t spoken to Erik yet but if he asks me in person I’m obviously ready and willing to talk to him about my experience. He will also have his own ideas but it’s not three or four players, that’s obvious given the number of players whose contracts are about to expire.

Police with sniffer dogs descended on Harry Maguire’s home on Thursday afternoon after the United captain received a bomb threat. Maguire has suffered the brunt of criticism from United fans for his poor form and team issues this season, but Rangnick said the episode was a reflection of the “crazy world we live in”.

“I haven’t seen him because I only learned about this terrible, terrible thing yesterday afternoon and since then I haven’t been able to talk to him,” Rangnick said. “But again, it’s another bad sign of the crazy world we live in. I’m sorry for Harry to have had this terrible experience. He knows everyone is behind him, the club, his teammates. It’s pretty sad that crazy things like that happen.

Rangnick has warned his players that they won’t get anything out of Saturday’s game against Arsenal until there is a dramatic improvement in Liverpool’s debacle. But he believes Arsenal’s defense remains ripe for exploitation.

“They brought in young players, got rid of some players who didn’t fit that style of football, they’re a very attacking team with fast forwards and quite aggressive in the first third, always trying to press and counter-pressing but still so vulnerable at the back,” Rangnick said. “I like watching them but hopefully it’s not against us tomorrow so it’s up to us to be aware and prepared to what they are up front, but also enjoying the same thing we hope to get in their own half.

“I don’t think it makes sense to speculate on the likelihood that we can still finish fourth after a performance like that at Liverpool. We just have to make sure we play a lot better and we play in a different way. with more conviction, confidence and aggressiveness.

“The way we played at Liverpool, especially in the first half, it will be difficult to get something out of the game at Arsenal. We have to show a completely different performance.

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