Manchester United are reportedly hopeful of integrating Paul Pogba back into their first-team plans this month. The France international pulled his hamstring during the 3-0 Champions League triumph over Basel on September 12 and he has since missed five matches across all competitions for United.
Earlier last month, Jose Mourinho confirmed that Pogba is in the ‘long-term‘ injury list alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo, who are likely to return to first-team action in December.
However, according to The Independent, the Red Devils could offer the Frenchman a surprise return this month with an important league game versus Tottenham Hotspur towards the end of the month.
Pogba has recently begun a light training regime in Miami, and as per The Independent, he could be offered gametime in the fourth round League Cup game against Swansea City on October 24 in preparation for the Spurs clash four days later.
In the absence of Pogba, Marouane Fellaini formed an impressive bond alongside Nemanja Matic in central midfield last month, contributing three goals and an assist across all competitions.
The 29-year-old has since suffered a minor knee injury on international duty with Belgium, and Mourinho has no choice than to pair Ander Herrera with Matic for the Liverpool game this weekend.