Injured Pogba could be out for 'weeks', says Mourinho

Ross Houston
September 13, 2017

Having been reduced to a watching brief since the UEFA Super Cup, Tuesday's Champions League opener against Basle was Lindelof's first taste of playing at Old Trafford - a night the Swede will not only cherish but build on.

But, making his debut as United captain, Pogba lasted just 18 minutes of the Group A game before being forced off by an apparent left hamstring injury, with Fellaini taking his place.

It is the second hamstring problem 24-year-old Pogba has suffered in six months.

Manager José Mourinho admitted he does not know the severity of the injury, but his French midfielder was seen leaving the stadium on crutches after the game.

"I feel pretty confident and know what I'm able to do".

"It looks for me too (like a hamstring injury) but I haven't spoken yet to the medical department".

Asked if he was aware of Mourinho's comments on his adaptation to Premier League life, the defender said: "I have noticed what's been written, but it's not something that I have focused on".

"Paul's going to be a massive miss and hopefully we can get him back fit as soon as possible", said Rashford.

"We have to play every game to win".

'But the nature of the Premier League is also changing and we need defenders who can play, who can come into the midfield bringing the ball because it's becoming really defensive and we're going to face many teams with five in the back and two or three in front'.

Rashford has looked bright in the early weeks of the campaign but has been unable to nail down a starting berth due to impressive attacking options.

"If you want to anticipate the next weekend (against Everton), I probably play Bailly and Jones because today they didn't play, because they are fresh, because it makes sense for them to play again".

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