Injury Update

Pogba Could Be Out For Weeks

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could be out of action for some weeks after the France International could only manage 18 minutes of action for Manchester United in their 3-0 win over Basel in their opening Champions league group A clash on Tuesday night.
 
Pogba who was handed the Captain’s band for the night by Jose Mourinho limped off the field in the early in the first period after suffering what looked like a hamstring injury and was later pictured leaving Old Trafford in crutches.
 
The 24-year-old was replaced by Marouane Fellaini and it was the Belgian who broke the deadlock for United before further goals from his compatriot Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford gave the Red Devils the three points.
 
Speaking after the game, Mourinho could not confirm the extent of the injury but believed the former Juventus midfielder could be sidelined for some weeks.
 
“I don’t know honestly. By experience, by looking at feeling it, it is a hamstring. Big, small I don’t know but a hamstring for sure.”
 
Paul Pogba has had a dream start to the season with the Frenchman enjoying the partnership with new recruit Nemanja Matic in the midfield.
 
This has seen United play with more dynamism and creativity and Mourinho obviously is not pleased with the idea of losing the midfielder but remains confident he can fill the void.
 
“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.”
 
Aside the unfortunate injury sustained by Pogba on Tuesday night, the Red Devils had no issues as the team cruised to a comfortable win over their swiss opponents to shoot to the top of group A standings.
 
Mourinho was quick to underscore the importance of claiming the needed win in the game which marked United’s return to Europe’s elite club competition after a year out. It was also Mourinho’s first champions league game for a fifth club in the competition.
 
“Three important points, first match at home, now we finish at home too,” Mourinho said after the victory.
 
“It gives us a chance to play here in the last match in case we need the points to qualify but in between we have difficult matches away from home but to start with three points at home is always good.”
 
With the way his team played against Basel, the Portuguese is already looking forward to a great game and better outing against Everton in the premier league on Sunday.
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