By Will Griffee For Mailonline
Published: 23:53 GMT, 1 January 2020 | Updated: 23:54 GMT, 1 January 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims that Paul Pogba's 'people' are advising him to undergo surgery.
The Frenchman is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering yet another setback and his relationship with Manchester United appears to be deteriorating ever further.
He aggravated the ankle problem that has kept him from full fitness since August and Solskjaer's remark about the surgery appeared to be a thinly veiled dig, citing the influence of Pogba's entourage.
Paul Pogba has been advised to have surgery by 'his people' according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
After United's 2-0 defeat by Arsenal on Wednesday, the Norwegian explained his take on the situation.
Asked when Pogba was expected to return, he said: 'Three or four weeks maybe, I don't know.
'He's been advised to have an operation by his people and he'll probably do that.'
The 46-year-old's use of 'his people' could be seen as a swipe given the recent criticism of United from Pogba's agent Mino Raiola.
Raiola had been publicly scathing of the Old Trafford club to La Repubblica in