It appears there is finally some light at the end of the long, dark tunnel which has been Paul Pogba’s injury nightmare.

The Frenchman has been sidelined since picking up hamstring knock while playing in the Champions League on 12 September, during which time Manchester United have fallen eight points behind rivals Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title.

But according to The Mirror, Pogba expects to be fit enough to make his long awaited comeback when United host Newcastle after the international break on 18 November.

The news will come as a huge boost to José Mourinho’s side, whose form has noticeably dipped in the absence of their midfield talisman.

Defender Marcos Rojo is also closing in on a return from a knee ligament injury which has seen him miss the whole season so far, while Zlatan Ibrahimović should finally be back on the pitch in January.

Speaking to MUTV on Tuesday, Red Devils boss Mourinho said: “We have the group of players which are the ones that we hope will recover as soon as possible.

“They have to work every day but they are in a good position now.

“Pogba, Ibra, Rojo, Fellaini. They are in good positions so I think we can go into this part of the season, the Christmas period, and after, in a strong position.”