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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba could be out for few weeks with a suspected hamstring injury that he suffered during the first half of the UEFA Champions League match over FC Basel 1893.
Pogba started the game as a captain for the night for Manchester United however he just lasted 18 minutes after he limped off to the sideline in their group stage opener.
The 24-year-old French was replaced by Marouane Fellaini, who netted the opening goal in the first half for the Red Devil’s 3-0 win against Basel at Old Trafford.
Meanwhile, United manager Jose Mourinho already presumed that Pogba will not be able to play the following scheduled games for weeks because of the injury.
“I don’t know. 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 Herrera, we have Carrick, we have Fellaini and we have Matic.” Mourinho stated
Mourinho is expected to give further updates for Pogba’s condition when he conduct his pre-match conference this week.
Moving forward, the club is set to face Everton in the Premier League fixture next Sunday, September 17, at Old Trafford.