Manchester United have confirmed that midfielder Paul Pogba will miss out “a few weeks” following a thigh injury he sustained during United’s 3-3 draw with Everton.
World Cup-winning midfielder Pogba returned to United’s starting line-up to face Everton at the weekend but lasted just 39 minutes of the 3-3 draw.
The 27-year-old appeared to suffer a thigh injury and was quickly deemed a doubt for Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth-round clash with West Ham on Tuesday.
Solskjaer has since revealed the extent of the issue, which could keen Pogba out of a series of big matches.
United play Real Sociedad home and away in the Europa League in February, before visiting Chelsea in the Premier League at the end of the month and Manchester City on March 6.
“It’s an injury that will take a few weeks to heal,” Solskjaer told MUTV. “He’s just started his recovery, working with the medical staff and we’ll get him back as soon and safely as we can.
“Of course, Paul has been very important for us and we’re not going to take any risks. [It will be] a few weeks, definitely.
“You never want to be injured and, especially, now Paul was really finding his form and enjoying his football. For us, we just have to take as many points and wins as possible, when you lose players.
“We’ve been very healthy and strong for a long period so we can’t moan too much.”
Pogba scored winning goals at Burnley and Fulham in January, although United’s form has since suffered a little, allowing City to build a five-point gap at the summit with a game in hand.