Friday’s edition of L’Equipe reported Paul Pogba had surgery on Thursday to clean up his right ankle, and that he should be out of action for six weeks.

It was a minor procedure, the type which is sometimes left for the summer or an international break, and there was no concern from a France perspective.

Le Parisien agrees there’s no France concern, and states that after a few injury hiccups the Manchester United player has thought of pausing his season to solve his problem, so he can ‘arrive in great shape, with health and a regained rhythm, at Euro 2020’.

L’Equipe and Le Parisien disagree slightly on what has happened and what will happen.

Le Parisien say Pogba has been having issues with a ‘small bone fragment’ in his ankle, which gives him recurring pain but isn’t a big problem, and add: ‘According to our information, he will undergo arthroscopy and should miss three weeks of training.’

Sources at the France national team aren’t concerned, with one quoted as saying: “We are absolutely not worried about Paul. It is absolutely not a relapse.”

Fabrice Bryand, who used to be the France national team doctor, explained that now was the best time to have the procedure as it means there’s less danger with regards to Euro 2020: “If it was in May, I could fall into despair over the Euros. Now, we still have a good margin. But watch out for the aftereffects. The arthroscopy that the player will undergo is not much. It is above all the precautions to be taken with regard to his previous injury that will be important for him.”