Paul Pogba suffered a hamstring injury 19 minutes into the match against FC Basel and limped off the pitch at Old Trafford.Paul Pogba arrived on a record transfer fee of £89.3m from Juventus. After helping United clinch the Europa League title, Pogba slowly started gaining momentum to do justice to his price tag. And after the arrival of Nemanja Matic, the Frenchman looked the same dangerous and staunch player he was at Juventus. Pogba came off just after 19 minutes into the Champions League win over the Swiss champions and left Old Trafford on crutches. According to Manchester Evening news, United are concerned that Paul Pogba might be out of action for six weeks with his hamstring injury. This rules him out for eight matches including next month’s trip to Liverpool and Benfica. But according to Manchester United Official Website, it is uncertain how many matches the French midfielder will miss. Despite rumours, Jose Mourinho refused to provide any specific time-frame of Pogba’s return but ruled him out of rest of the matches in September. The Portuguese boss revealed that Paul Pogba has undergone tests to determine the harshness of the injury but is unsure of any duration.
Jose Mourinho provided update to MUTV at the Aon training complex stating:
“We know that, for a few matches, I don’t know how many, but I expect we are to play without Pogba for a few matches.” “I just know that it’s a muscular injury, he’s out for the weekend match, that’s the only match I’m thinking about. I don’t think further than that.
Mourinho has urged United fans to give a warm welcome to Wayne Rooney.
“I think that he will get the welcome he deserves,” “I think sometimes the word legend in this country comes too easy, that’s not his case, he’s a real legend, the number of goals, the number of trophies, he’s clearly one of the most important players in the history of Manchester United and I think the stadium will show him that respect he deserves.”