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BREAKING NEWS: Manchester United midfielder Pogba ruled out of Leicester City match with ankle injury

By Sports Desk September 13, 2019

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League clash against Leicester City due to injury.

Pogba was forced to withdraw from international duty with France after injuring his ankle in United's 1-1 draw with Southampton on August 31.

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