Paul Pogba will be out injured for up to one-month after coming off with a hamstring injury in Manchester United’s Champions League group stage opener against Basle.
The French midfielder could be out for up to 4 weeks with a suspected hamstring injury after lasting just 19 minutes and leaving Old Trafford on crutches following the 3-0 victory against Basle in the opening group stage Champions League game.
Goals from substitute Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford made it a comfortable night for Mourinho on the pitch but Pogba’s condition will be a concern with a hectic schedule over the next month.
A scan that took place on Wednesday confirmed the hamstring injury, which normally takes between 3-4 weeks to recover from.
United manager Mourinho told MUTV after the game against Basle: “I don’t know what the severity is. I just know from experience it’s a muscular injury.
“In my experience, muscular injury stops you from playing for a few weeks, I think. It looks for me too like a hamstring injury but I haven’t spoken yet to the medical department.
“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.”
Pogba has enjoyed a fine start to the season, scoring twice in United’s opening two Premier League games. He has even wore the captains armband.
United play Everton this weekend in the Premier League, and they are expected to be without their star midfielder for the showdown at Old Trafford.
Last season which was his debut season in England, Pogba did not enjoy the best start to his Premier League career. But he has picked up form this term, and he has been showing why United shelled out £89 for his services.