Jamie Redknapp: 24-year-old could hold the key for Man United at Chelsea

Jamie Redknapp is hoping to see Paul Pogba back for Manchester United against Chelsea this weekend

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba Photo: The Sport Review

Jamie Redknapp believes that Manchester United do not look like the same team without Paul Pogba in their midfield and says his return would give the Red Devils a much-needed boost ahead of their trip to Chelsea this weekend.

The French midfielder has been out of action with a hamstring injury suffered during the Red Devils’ Champions League win over Basel last month.

Pogba has been working hard on getting back fit for Manchester United as soon as possible but his official return date has not yet been set by Jose Mourinho.

It remains to be seen whether Pogba could be back in contention for the trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

However, Redknapp believes that it is crucial for the Red Devils to get Pogba back in their team as soon as possible ahead of this weekend’s game.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Redknapp said: “Pogba didn’t have the best of times last season but he gives this midfield a different dimension.

“If they can get him in there [for Chelsea], I’m sure they’ll look a lot better team as well.”

Manchester United will return to Champions League action on Tuesday night when they host Benfica at Old Trafford before turning their attentions towards their trip to Chelsea this weekend.

The Red Devils finished sixth but won the Europa League and League Cup last season.

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