Paul Pogba out of the Game
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has been injured, and may be out for “a few weeks”, according to coach Jose Mourinho.
The French international made his debut as United’s skipper in a Champions League game against Basel on Tuesday evening.
His captaincy was cut short, however, when Pogba was injured and forced off in the 18th minute.
The 24-year-old midfielder reportedly went in for a challenge with Mohamed Elyounoussi, and immediately showed signs of distress. He felt the back of his left leg and then signalled to coach Mourinho that it was serious.
Pogba hobbled off the field, supported by the medical team. He was later spotted leaving Old Trafford on crutches.
Pogba was replaced by Marouane Fellaini, who scored one of Manchester United’s three goals that evening. Despite the absence of their captain, the Red Devils beat Basel 3-0.
Speaking after the match, Mourinho said: “I don’t know [what the severity is]…In my experience, muscular injury stops you from playing for a few weeks, I think”.
Mourinho also speculated it to be a hamstring injury.
Prior to this injury, Pogba has had an excellent start to the season, scoring twice in United’s first two Premier League games.
Mourinho has confirmed that Pogba will miss their Sunday Premier League game against Everton.