Manchester United's Paul Pogba likely out until December with ankle injury - Solskjaer

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is set to be out until December, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed after Sunday's 3-1 win over Norwich.

Pogba has struggled for most of the season with an ankle injury, with the latest setback coming at the start of October meaning he has missed United's past five matches.

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And Solskjaer thinks he will be out for at least the next two, and possibly four, games as he recovers from the problem, but could be back in time to face Tottenham and Manchester City.

"I don't think we'll see him before December," Solskjaer said, after the victory at Carrow Road. "He'll be out for a while. He needs time to fully recover so I don't think he will be back before maybe Sheffield United after the international break [on Nov. 24] but probably it will be December before you can see him."

Solskjaer was vague about the exact nature of the injury, other than to confirm that it is Pogba's ankle.

"I'm not a doctor but there is an injury there that needs healing. There's no use talking about who's not going to be here for a long time because he's not going to come on the pitch and help us.

"Paul's been brilliant and he is the creative midfielder that we need but then it's up to the others to step up."

United are also currently without a number of other players, including Luke Shaw -- who has been missing since August with a hamstring problem -- Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, Nemanja Matic and Diogo Dalot.

Anthony Martial made his first league start since August against Norwich, scoring United's third goal after strikes from Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford.