- Paul Pogba was named in the club’s travelling squad to fly to Cardiff on Friday
- Manchester United take on AC Milan on Saturday evening at Principality Stadium
- United confirmed Pogba wouldn’t take part after aggravating a back problem
- Pogba’s absence has come as a surprise to team-mates and club officials
Paul Pogba has made a fresh attempt to force a move to Real Madrid after missing Manchester United’s final pre-season friendly against Milan in Cardiff on Saturday.
The official reason for Pogba’s absence is that he has aggravated a back injury suffered in training in Oslo earlier this week.
But Sportsmail understands that Pogba failed to turn up for the team flight to South Wales on Friday, much to the surprise of team-mates and club officials after he had been included in the official travelling party.
Paul Pogba will not feature in Manchester United’s final pre-season game against AC Milan
Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer confirmed the French midfielder picked up a ‘back spasm’ in training
David de Gea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka make their way through Manchester Airport on Friday