Mourinho confirms Paul Pogba will miss 'a few matches' with hamstring injury

Lynette Rowe
September 16, 2017

Pogba had been captaining United for the first time when he pulled up as he challenged for the ball.

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera reportedly had a "fall out" with manager Jose Mourinho towards the end of last season that is said to have changed the nature of the strong relationship the pair enjoyed throughout 2016/17.

Pogba left Old Trafford on crutches on Tuesday night after limping out of United's Champions League group opener against Basel with a hamstring injury.

When asked how long he expected to be without Pogba, Mourinho replied: "I don't know".

Mourinho also revealed that Luke Shaw has recovered from a foot injury, though he expects Marcos Rojo to remain sidelined for a "couple of months". The weekend match is the only match that I am thinking about.

"So, for me, it's just simple and objective: he's not playing this weekend".

Pogba was out for three weeks in March with a hamstring issue, and it is understood he was given instructions by United's medical staff on how to strengthen the muscle to ward off further problems.

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"But there are good players more than ready to play, so, honestly, we miss Pogba, we need Pogba, but we have good players".

"We have players and we have players waiting for an opportunity", Mourinho said. I just know it's a hamstring problem.

"I don't know. I don't know that I just it is a muscular injury", he told reporters.

"Sometimes in England the word "legend" comes too easy".

Well-connected reporter Duncan Castles confirmed the suggestion that Pogba went against the club's advice by taking part in private training sessions.

Everton visit Manchester United Sunday having lost more games against the Red Devils than any other side in the competition United's 33 Premier League victories over Everton is the second highest total of any single club versus another.

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