US trip key to Pogba recovery
Jose Mourinho bowed to Paul Pogba's plea to allow the player to undergo rehabilitation from his hamstring injury in Los Angeles.
The Manchester United midfielder returned to playing action a fortnight ago and already looks back to his best, although he will miss Sunday's huge derby clash at home to Manchester City after his red card dismissal at Arsenal last weekend.
Pogba managed to avoid surgery but was still sidelined for 10 weeks, severely denting the momentum the Red Devils were hoping to build, with the club's medical staff undecided what was then the best course of action to take.
Carrington insiders now claim the £89million man had to convince his manager he would return even quicker by recovering over in the United States, even though Mourinho wanted to keep a much closer eye back in Manchester on the 24-year-old.
United do believe they have finally got to the root of the hamstring problem which has plagued the France international on and off for the last couple of years.
The former Juventus star even had his walking gait and running style analysed, with a series of new exercises implemented to combat the massive loads he puts through his quads when suddenly changing direction in games.
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