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Paul Pogba travels with Man Utd squad to face Watford despite missing Colchester clash through illness

PAUL POGBA is in line to face Watford tomorrow after joining his Manchester United team-mates on their flight.

The Frenchman has not played since the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on September 30 after struggling with an ankle injury.

He missed the Carabao Cup clash against Colchester through illness - just days after being seen dancing at brother Florentin's wedding last week.

But Pogba, 26, appears to have got over his latest setback as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets ready to take on the Hornets.

Speaking after the win over Colchester, the Old Trafford chief said: "Of all things, he's now struck down with illness, and he's been off for two or three days.

"That's not beneficial, and that's probably set him back quite a bit.

"As I've said so many times, Paul is a top player that we want to see playing his best football at Man United. We just need to get him match fit.

"He might be half an hour, 45, 60, 90 minutes—who knows—in the first game. We're working hard to get him back, but now he's ill."

Pogba has been continuously linked with a move to Real Madrid, with some reports suggesting he has played his last game for United.

But Marca claims the rise of youngster Federico Valverde has put an end to Zinedine Zidane’s pursuit for the time being.

The Spanish outlet suggest Los Blancos have told Pogba, whose agent Mino Raiola has criticised the Red Devils' lack of identity, they will not make a move in January.

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