PAUL POGBA is putting himself through gruelling solo fitness sessions at home in bid to come back flying for Manchester United.
The French World Cup winner had only made eight appearances this season before the season was suspended in March amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Pogba has not played since United's Boxing Day win against Newcastle and required foot surgery in January before a lengthy period of rehabilitation.
The 27-year-old is using the extended recovery time to race back to full fitness, and insists he has no choice but to stay motivated during this uncertain time.
He said during an 'Ask Man Utd' interview: “I have a little home gym in my house. I can do some training, some running, some bike, go outside and do some things with the ball.
"I am just keeping busy and keeping healthy. We have got to stay motivated, there is no other choice.
"It is a period and we don't know until when it will be like this, but I still have goals in my head and one day hopefully this [pandemic] will stop.
“And then we have to get back on the pitch, so we have to be ready. For myself, I have been out for a long time as well, so for me I just want to come back playing football.”
Pogba has missed 39 games through injury this season, and is yet to play with January signing Bruno Fernandes.
Fernandes' arrival further cast doubt over Pogba's future, with Juventus and Real Madrid among those linked with the creative star.
But with the Covid-19 crisis due to heavily affect the transfer market, Juve's transfer chief admitted it would be a struggle for any club to sign Pogba – who is thought to earn £290,000-a-week – due to his wage demands.
Fabio Paratici told Sky Sports Italia: "Paul Pogba is a fantastic player, we know him as a champion.
"But something will change after the coronavirus crisis, because logically the salary demands someone at his level would have had before are now more difficult to get hold of.
"Or, at least, he’ll have fewer clubs prepared to pay that money."
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