Man Utd defeats Basel 3-0, Pogba injures

Lynette Rowe
September 13, 2017

United marked their return to the competition with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford, but Mourinho was unimpressed with their play in the second half.

Pogba was substituted for Marouane Fellaini in the 18th minute of the game after the France worldwide went down with a suspected hamstring injury, the midfielder was pictured leaving Old Trafford on crutches after the game.

Basle were unbeaten on their two previous visits to Old Trafford but the Swiss champions never looked like getting anything out of Tuesday's encounter. We tried to play fantasy football, tricks, and when you stop to play seriously I don't like it.

In Mourinho's opinion his team made bad decisions and he accused them of playing "PlayStation Football".

The Manchester United manager was correct in his assessment and was sending a warning shot to his team to respect future opponents because top sides will hurt them for complacency or silly mistakes. We have to play every game to win.

Jose Mourinho's newly assembled team is playing sensationally well since the start of the English Premier League and is proving to be too much for opposing defences.

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Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic started in midfield for United, Fellaini came on for the injured Pogba in the first half, and Michael Carrick was an unused substitute. "But we have good players who can cover for him".

Pogba left the stadium on crutches after being forced off in the 18th minute.

The defender was signed for £31 million from Benfica in the summer, but he is yet to play in the Premier League after Jose Mourinho insisted the Sweden worldwide needed more time to adapt to English football.

Fellaini was jeered by some United supporters last season after conceding a late penalty that enabled Everton to rescue a 1-1 draw in a Premier League game at Goodison Park in December.

Mourinho ordered his go-to man Fellaini to get stripped and ready for action to signal the end of the night for Pogba.

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