Paul Pogba subbed off in tears as he suffered another injury just 23 minutes into his first start in over a year as Juventus defeated Cremonese on Sunday, 14th of May.
The former Manchester United midfielder was included in Juventus’s starting XI for the first time in 390 days as injuries have afflicted his season since he returned to the Italian powerhouse last summer.
After Pogba received the ball on the edge of the penalty area, he turned his back on a defender, got around inside, and released a curling long-range shot towards the keeper.
He pulled up another shot a second later before falling to the floor, holding his head in his hands.
The 30-year-old received treatment on the field before being taken off the field, pulling his shirt over his head and looking sad.
After Paul Pogba went down in the first half during the Juventus match on Sunday and needed medical attention before heading down the tunnel, he was replaced by Arkadiusz Milik.
Nicolo Fagioli put the home team ahead after 55 minutes, and then Gleison Bremer doubled their lead in the next few minutes. His injury was a setback for Juventus.
According to reports, Pogba suffered a quadriceps injury and the importance of the problems will be examined on Monday, 15th of May.
Sunday’s match was Paul Pogba’s 9th in which the French midfielder has played this season. He made his first appearance of the campaign on February 28, but he suffered another muscle injury weeks later and did not return to action until the middle of April.
Paul Pogba’s time at Old Trafford was cut short after he suffered a muscular problem and left the pitch during Man United’s 4-0 loss to Liverpool back in April 2022, the last time he was named in the starting lineup for a competitive game of football.
After re-signing with his former team, Pogba started for Juventus in a pre-season friendly against Guadalajara but was forced to leave the game due to an injury. He wouldn’t return to action for another seven months.
The French World Cup hero’s season has been derailed by soft tissue injuries and a chronic meniscus problem in his knee, which kept him out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
He has seen limited action this season, totaling just nine appearances across all competitions for Juventus.
What’s next for Juventus and Paul Pogba?
With this victory, the Old Lady moved up to second place in the Serie A, three points ahead of Inter Milan with 69 points.
While the Italian giant will shift their attention to Thursday night when they will lock horns against Sevilla in the return leg of their UEFA Europa League campaign.
On the other hand, Pogba, the 30-year-old will hope his recent injury setback is not too serious.
Who’s Paul Pogba?
Paul Labile Pogba is a French professional football player who plays for France’s national team and Serie A club Juventus.
Paul Pogba’s age;
Pogba was born on the 15th of March, 1993 in Lagny-sur-Marne, France.
Paul Pogba’s club career;
Pogba joined the youth team of Ligue 2 club Le Havre In 2007, and two years later, after a lengthy transfer, he arrived at Manchester United.
After starting his professional career with Manchester United in 2008, he left for Italian side Juventus on a free transfer in 2012 due to a lack of playing time.
Since joining Juventus, the team has won four consecutive Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia wins, and two Supercoppa Italiana titles.
While in Italy, Pogba won the Golden Boy Award in 2013 and the Bravo Award in 2014, solidifying his status as one of the world’s most promising young players.
In 2016, Pogba was honored for his contributions to the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final, which Juventus reached for the first time in 12 years, by being named to the 2015 UEFA Team of the Year and the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI.
In 2016, Manchester United paid a then-record €105 million (£89.3 million) to get him back from Juventus.
Until 2021, the sum was the biggest ever paid by an English team. He returned and immediately won the League Cup and the Europa League in his first season back. He was selected for the 2018–19 PFA Team of the Year.
His International career;
Pogba led France to victory at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup as captain, and he was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player for his efforts.
A year after his junior team debut, he was a key player at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, when he was recognized as the tournament’s Best Young Player.
Later, he led his country to a runner-up position at UEFA Euro 2016 on home soil before leading them to victory at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he scored the game-winning goal.