By Dave Marshall
Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has confirmed France international Paul Pogba will miss Sunday’s Premier League game against Everton after picking up a hamstring injury in midweek.
He captained his side in the Champions League match against FC Basel on Tuesday, but he was subbed off in the first half after suffering from a muscular problem. Marouane Fellaini was brought on to replace the French international and the Belgian proved why he is so important to Jose Mourinho by putting United ahead before setting up Marcus Rashord later in the second half.
Jose Mourinho to MUTV in an interview provided an update on Paul Pogba’s fitness he said, “He is injured and he cannot play on Sunday,” he also added.
“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.”
“Of course we feel sorry that we lose a player but we are calm and confident, because it is an opportunity for people who are ready to take it.”
Paul Pogba’s injury would be a big blow to United with the 24-year-old finally showing signs why United forked out £89 million for his signature last summer from Juventus. The arrival of Nemanja Matic gave him a new lease of life by allowing him to worry less about his defensive duties and concentrate more on attacking duties.
Pogba has been in rich vein of form so far this season, scoring two goals and assisting as many as his goals in four Premier League games. He made 51 appearances for United last season scoring nine goals, matches he will miss includes Everton, Burton Albion, Southampton, CSKA Moscow and Crystal Palace as United face a hectic September. A return in mid-October looks likely for the 24-year-old.