Paul Pogba turns up the heat in bid to be fit for Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool as he jets to Dubai’s Transform Altitude Performance Center for training in 37 degrees
- Manchester United face Liverpool on October 20 after the international break
- Paul Pogba has been dispatched to United Arab Emirates to complete recovery
- He is undertaking a warm weather recovery programme to heal his injured foot
- The Frenchman has sat out five of United’s last seven games due to the problem
Paul Pogba has arrived in the United Arab Emirates to complete a warm weather recovery programme to accelerate his return from a foot injury.
The Manchester United midfielder will use the state-of-the-art Transform Altitude Performance Center as his base for his rehabilitation work in Dubai, news first revealed by MailOnline on Sunday.
Pogba landed on Sunday and is expected to stay for the majority of the week ahead of returning to United’s Carrington HQ as Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s under-fire team begin preparations for their clash against Liverpool.
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is currently in Dubai trying to recover from his injured foot
The French midfielder has been hard at work in the soaring temperatures in Dubai
The 26-year-old has sat out four out of United ‘s last six games due to the foot problem
It is unclear whether Pogba will be available for the clash against the Merseysiders on Sunday week – but the fact he remains in a cast indicates he is very much in a race against time to be fit for the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Pogba has brought a personal trainer with him to the UAE, who will work in conjunction with Transform Altitude’s advanced coaches in an attempt to speed up his recovery.
The midfielder, it is understood, has sessions planned every day this week and it is hoped the hot temperatures in Dubai – which are expected to reach 37 degrees this week – will aid Pogba’s bid to return as quickly as possible.
The United man wasn’t named in France’s squad due to his troublesome foot injury
The World Cup winner completed his first session on Sunday which included a stint on a gruelling assault bike on the roof of the centre as he took in the impressive Dubai skyline.
Transform Altitude, which was recently nominated as one of FIFA’s official sports medical excellence centres, is fast emerging as the go-to facility for injured Premier League stars.
Dele Alli, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Benjamin Mendy, David Silva and Antonio Rudiger have used the facility in recent months.
Pogba has missed five out of United’s last seven games due to the injury, including Sunday’s shock defeat to Newcastle at St James’ Park.
Pogba would usually join up with his international team-mates ahead of their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey this week but he wasn’t named in France’s squad due to his…