Jose Mourinho speaks out about Paul Pogba’s hamstring injury

by Leo Nieboer

Jose Mourinho has been unable to shed any further light on the severity of Paul Pogba’s hamstring injury at Manchester United.

The Frenchman pulled up after 16 minutes against FC Basel earlier this month and was seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches, with later reports indicating that a four to six week spell on the sidelines was on the cards.

It was claimed by Duncan Castles that Pogba could be out for up to three months, but Mourinho was quick to debunk this prediction.

And the 54-year-old, when asked to give further details about Pogba’s injury, responded: “No idea. But again, it’s a great opportunity for other players to play and I trust them all.”

The extent of Pogba’s injury, therefore, is still very much unknown. The closest thing to a prognosis from the boss was when he noted the Frenchman would be out for “a few games”, but scant detail beyond that has been revealed.

Mourinho’s focus is elsewhere. His emphasis is firmly on who can do a job for him over the weekend: supporters will most likely see the in-form duo of Marouane Fellaini and Nemanja Matic turning out again.

As for Pogba, while the length of his absence is still anybody’s guess, a recent video shows him to be off crutches and in a decidedly buoyant mood.


http://www.instagram.com/p/BZQyLSKnLtt/?taken-by=paulpogba

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