Injured Paul Pogba could be out of action for a “few weeks” – Mourinho

#OsunDecide2018: INEC Declares Election Inconclusive (Read Constitutional Provision)


Paul Pogba could be out of action for a “few weeks” after suffering a suspected hamstring injury that took the shine off Manchester United’s successful return to the Champions League, manager Jose Mourinho said.

United, who missed out on qualification for Europe’s premier club competition last season, coasted to a 3-0 victory on Tuesday, with goals for Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.

But, making his debut as United captain, Pogba lasted just 18 minutes of the Champions League Group A game before being forced off by an apparent left hamstring injury, with Fellaini taking his place. The 24-year-old Frenchman reportedly left Old Trafford on crutches.

Read Also  Andres Iniesta: Barcelona legend joins Japanese side Vissel Kobe

“I don’t know (what the severity is),” Mourinho told MUTV, the club’s in-house television station. “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.” But the United boss said he had midfield options for the weekend’s Premier League clash with Everton, including Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Fellaini and Nemanja Matic.

Read Also  Europa: Moses, Sadiq Benched As Chelsea Win At PAOK, Rangers Hold Villarreal; Agbo Loses With Standard Liege

France will be hoping Pogba is fit in time to play in the crucial World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria on October 7.

Download e-books for education and research for FREE - Click Here

Follow Us on FACEBOOK, TWITTER

Do You Know Nigeria? Attempt 10 simple questions on Nigeria for FREE and Win FREE N500 Airtime – Click Here to Participate!

Read Also  Russia 2018: Spain Blacklist Fabregas, Alonso, Morata Form Squad (See Full List)

For your news articles, press release, Breaking News, send e-mail to [email protected]