Massimiliano Allegri has stated that Paul Pogba’s Juventus debut has been further postponed due to yet another injury setback for the midfielder.
The France international warmed up before the match against Monza, waving to the crowd, but he did not enter the game as a replacement as the Bianconeri suffered a shocking loss. It was beginning to look likely that Pogba will make his Coppa Italia debut against Lazio, but that has since been postponed.
Prior to the Lazio match, Allegri discussed ailments in the following way: “Apart from the long-term absentee Bonucci, Pogba will not be there due to soreness in his flexors. [Dusan] Vlahovic? He should play from the start.”
Pogba has not yet appeared for Juventus since leaving Manchester United in the summer of 2022 and returning to Turin as a free agent. While he has now resumed training, he is still unable to participate in a game due to the major knee injury he sustained that required surgery, which prevented him from competing in the World Cup in Qatar.
Allegri made no mention of the player’s prospective return date. He might miss the Serie A match against Salernitana on February 8 as well as the Lazio encounter, though.