Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof keen to build on Old Trafford debut

Lynette Rowe
September 13, 2017

Paul Pogba's hamstring injury was the only negative on a straightforward evening for Mourinho, whose strength in depth was laid bare by the fact Herrera did not even make the bench.

As Man United returned to the UEFA Champions League after an absence of nearly two years, Pogba captained the side in his debut for the club in Europe's elite competition.

Asked if he was aware of Mourinho's comments on his adaptation to Premier League life, the defender said: "I have noticed what's been written, but it's not something that I have focused on".

Whilst Mourinho didn't confirm anything after the game, he did say he thinks the midfielder could miss "a few weeks".

"The only match that we decide to play with three (against Stoke) he played".

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Paul Pogba captains the Red Devils alongside Nemanja Matic in the middle of the park, with Victor Lindelof handed an opportunity in the centre of defence next to Chris Smalling.

"It's the squad we have, I have to use the players and that's the life in clubs with squads of quality".

Eric Bailly and Phil Jones have started all four Premier League matches, but their European suspension led to a change at the back.

"You have to be ready to fight for the position and I am disappointed he left".

"I just know from experience it's a muscular injury", Mourinho said. "But was his decision, I opened the door, he has a long-term contract, we have the option to bring him back on January 1, so is not a drama but is a decision which disappoints me a little bit". "Big? Small? I don't know, but hamstring for sure". They are all good players and I think it's easy to play with them all.

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