Man Utd & # 39; s Pogba desperate to play, says Solskjaer

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Manchester United's Paul Pogba recognizes fans after the REUTERS / Phil Noble game

(Reuters) – Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is keen to play after suffering an ankle injury earlier this month after an operation. However, there is still no schedule for the Frenchman's return, as coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer announced.

The 26-year-old competed in just eight competitions this season, after pausing three months earlier in the season before undergoing surgery.

"Paul has had a terrible season with injuries, and he really wants to play football," Solskjaer told reporters before the semi-finals of the League Cup against Manchester City, where they will try to overcome a 3-1 draw deficit.

"It's hard to set up time scales for long-term injuries … he loves to play and he just loves to exercise outside and it plays in his mind."

"I see a boy tired of being injured … Paul has always been a top professional. I have no doubt that when he comes back he will enjoy it, ”added Solskjaer.

The Norwegian added that United was under discussion to extend Nemanja Matic's contract, which expires at the end of the season.

Midfielder Bruno Fernandes is also expected to arrive at Sky Sports. United had agreed a transfer fee of around £ 68m ($ 89.38m) with the Portuguese Sporting Lisbon.

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Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Edited by Peter Rutherford