Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is set to undergo ankle surgery that could keep him out for a month.
The Frenchman missed Saturday's win at Burnley and Wednesday's 2-0 loss to Arsenal, having only just managed to feature in two games after almost three months out.
"We've had scans and it's nothing major," United manager Solskjaer told MUTV after the defeat at Emirates Stadium. The result left them sitting in fifth, five points behind Chelsea in the final Champions League place.
"It's something that has to be sorted and dealt with within a time frame and he's been advised to do it as soon as and he'll probably do it as soon as. So he'll be out for three or four weeks probably."
That means he'll likely miss this weeknd's FA Cup clash at Wolves, the first leg of the League Cup quarter-final at home to Manchester City and matches against Norwich and rivals Liverpool in the Premier League.
Pogba came on as a second-half substitute in the defeat to Watford on December 22 and the win over Newcastle on Boxing Day, but was left out of the squad completely at Burnley.
The 26-year-old has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford but his agent Mino Raiola said the midfielder's "heart" is with Manchester United, but added he needs to be playing in a side capable of winning trophies.
Pogba, who returned to the Red Devils from Juventus in 2016, admitted in June that he was considering leaving for a "new challenge", while Raiola added a month later that he was in the process of finding his client a new club.
But Pogba remained with United and Solskjaer said this month he will not be sold in the January transfer window.
Australian Associated Press