Paul Pogba set to have scan on hamstring injury after leaving Old Trafford on crutches

by Leo Nieboer

Paul Pogba will have a scan on his hamstring after limping out of Manchester United’s 3-0 win over FC Basel on Tuesday night.

The Frenchman, handed the captain’s armband for the first time in his senior career, saw his evening cruelly cut short with just 16 minutes on the clock after he overstretched for the ball and felt a twinge in his hamstring.

He took a few nervy paces before signalling to the bench and dropping to the floor; his replacement, Maroaune Fellaini, produced a superb display, claiming a goal and an assist as Man United cruised to a 3-0 win over the Swiss champions.

And according to Sky Sports, the 24-year-old will have a scan on his hamstring later today to determine the exact severity of his injury.

Jose Mourinho confirmed after the game that Pogba would certainly miss Sunday’s clash with Everton in the Premier League but couldn’t offer much else aside from the simple notion that this, quite sadly, was a hamstring problem.

And that is worrying in itself. Hamstring injuries rarely go away after a matter of days. The midfielder suffered something similar last year against FC Rostov and supporters will not want to see their star man absent for two long after making an effervescent start to the 2017/18 campaign.

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