According to BBC, Paul Pogba is facing up to 6 weeks on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring against Basel.
Paul Pogba’s injury in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Basel in their opening Champions League fixture was the only false note for Mourinho on Tuesday night.
When quizzed about the injury to Pogba in the post-match conference, the Portuguese coach was unaware of a definitive timeline on the injury. However, the extent of injury has now been revealed.
The French midfielder had scans on Wednesday, which suggest that the player will remain out for about 6 weeks. It is believed that Pogba will miss at least one month of football, due to which he is a major doubt for Manchester United’s trip to Anfield on 14th October.
Realizing the loss of Pogba, Mourinho has tipped his other midfield options to step-up and replace the French international while he is unavailable. Manchester United have the likes of Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick – all waiting in the queue to make it to the playing eleven.
Meanwhile, a more clear and definitive update about Pogba’s injury is expected to be given by Jose Mourinho on Friday. The Manchester United boss will be facing press before his team’s match against Everton on Sunday.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.