Paul Pogba is working with a football again, but he remains some way off being reunited with his “love” in competitive action for Manchester United.
The French midfielder has been out of action since picking up a hamstring injury in a Champions League clash with Basel on September 12.
That ailment has kept him out of five matches for the Red Devils and the latest round of international fixtures.
Jose Mourinho has admitted that the 24-year-old is set to be sidelined “long-term”, with Pogba reduced to dancing with a ball at present, rather than kicking one.
Pogba has previously posted videos on social media to suggest that he is stepping up his rehabilitation.
He is back in the gym, with a “Bruce Lee style” approach being taken to his fitness regime.
United will be hoping to have him back in contention before too long, as the £89 million man is a key part of their plans.
Pogba also started the season in fine style, with his early efforts – which included two goals – earning him the club’s Player of the Month award for August.
Mourinho’s side have fared admirably in his absence, winning all of the games he has missed to date and with Marouane Fellaini impressing in a cover role.
They are, however, a better side with Pogba in it, with the arrival of Nemanja Matic to fill a holding role over the summer having freed a creative influence to make more of an impact in the final third of the field.