Paul Pogba Out For A few Weeks
Jose Mourinho believes Paul Pogba could be out for a “few weeks” after lasting just 18 minutes in Manchester United’s Champions League opener on Tuesday night.
The 24-year-old French midfielder started against Basel as captain but limped off with a suspected hamstring problem in the first half and was reportedly seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches as his team eased to a 3-0 victory.
Goals from substitute Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford made it a comfortable night for Jose Mourinho on the pitch but Pogba’s condition will be a concern with a hectic schedule over the next month.
“I don’t know (what the severity is),” Mourinho told MUTV. “I just know from experience it’s a muscular injury.
“In my experience, muscular injury stops you from playing for a few weeks, I think. It looks for me too (like a hamstring injury) but I haven’t spoken yet to the medical department.
“Squads are for this, squads are for injuries, squads are for suspensions. We don’t cry with injuries. So if no Paul for Sunday, we have (Ander) Herrera, we have (Michael) Carrick, we have Fellaini and we have (Nemanja) Matic.”
Pogba has enjoyed a fine start to the season, scoring twice in United’s opening two Premier League games.
United, top of the Premier League table alongside neighbours City, will almost definitely be without last year’s £89m signing when they host Everton.