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The international break is only a day old but Manchester United have already suffered an injury blow.

Midfielder Paul Pogba limped out of France training on Monday after appearing to injury his right thigh.

In a video released by French publication RMC Sport, Pogba can be heard loudly shouting in pain after hitting a right-footed shot on the bounce and then immediately clutching his upper leg.

He then appeared to bend over in pain as a coach checked on him before limping off the pitch and into a waiting car.

There has not yet been any confirmation on how serious the injury is, but he looked in serious discomfort as he left the field.

Marcus Rashford has also pulled out of the England squad as he aims to rest and regain full fitness after only returning from shoulder surgery last month. Luke Shaw has not met up with the squad yet as he is following concussion protocols after suffering a blow to the head in the defeat to Manchester City.

We’ll bring you all the latest United news throughout the day.

08:35KEY EVENT

Paul Pogba withdraws from France squad with injuryManchester United star Paul Pogba has been ruled out of the France squad after suffering a thigh injury in training.

Pogba, 28, will miss upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Finland after suffering a setback in his nation’s first training session of the international break.

The United midfielder was seen leaving Monday’s training session with team doctor Franck Le Gall after appearing to pull up after taking a shot at goal and has since been ruled out of the two matches.

You can read the full story here.

Paul Pogba limps out of France training before withdrawing from the squad08:17Richard Fay

Ralf Rangnick ‘a main candidate’ to possibly replace Ole Gunnar SolskjaerIt looks like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be keeping his job for now but that won’t stop the speculation in regards to a possible replacement.

The latest reports suggest Ralf Rangnick is among the ‘main candidates’ to replace him.

07:59Richard Fay

Phil Jones ‘wanted’ by 13 clubs in January transfer windowPhil Jones is not short of options as he looks to revive his career, according to reports at least.

The Sun speculate on his future and claim the United defender is wanted by as many as 13 clubs headind into the January transfer window with Newcastle and Watford the standout names.

The report also cites heavy interest from Championship clubs in the former England international.

Phil Jones with Manchester United U23s.07:09Richard Fay

Ed Woodward ‘in talks’ over new United roleEd Woodward is in talks over taking a new consultancy role at United once he initially leaves the club, according to the Daily Mail.

The report cites ‘insiders’ who state it is commonplace when chief executives leave a company to strike an agreement which allows the firm to call upon their knowledge if required.

As a result it’s suggested ‘should Woodward take a role, it is likely that it would be on that basis, rather than a position that would see him working extensively at the club on an ongoing basis. ‘

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed WoodwardDaniel Murphy

Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw don’t report for England duty amid fitness problemsMarcus Rashford has withdrawn from the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, while Luke Shaw has not yet reported for duty.

The Manchester United pair were set to join team-mate Harry Maguire in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the final international break of the year but did not meet up with the rest of the team on Monday due to varying fitness issues.

Rashford, who has only recently returned from injury after undergoing shoulder surgery in the summer, will remain in Manchester in order to concentrate on regaining full fitness, a statement from the FA said.

Get the full story here.

Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw haven’t reported for England duty (Image: Shaun Botterill – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)Daniel Murphy

United no closer to sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he flies home to NorwayManchester United are no closer to making a managerial change after their woes continued with a defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.

United are weighing up potential candidates to replace under-fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but they’re reluctant to sack him without a contingency plan in place.

Solskjaer flew back to Norway with his family on Monday lunchtime to enjoy a brief break before he’s expected to return to Carrington later this week.

The 48-year-old has often returned to his native Norway at the beginning of international breaks and he flew back to Kristiansund Airport on a private jet with his wife and two sons earlier today.

Read on here.

(Image: Eamonn and James Clarke)Daniel Murphy

Paul Pogba suffers thigh injury in France trainingPaul Pogba has withdrawn from France training after appearing to suffer a thigh injury.

The Manchester United midfielder has met up with his international teammates this week ahead of the final round of qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

However, Pogba looks doubtful to be involved in his country’s games against Kazakhstan and Finland after he limped out of training on Monday.

In a video released by French publication RMC Sport, Pogba can be heard loudly shouting in pain after hitting a right-footed shot on the bounce and immediately clutching his right thigh.

Read on here.

Pogba limps off the pitch in France training (Image: RMC Sport)Daniel Murphy

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