Paul Pogba set to be out for a few week after sustaining an injury in the game against Basel
Jose Mourinho on Paul Pogba’s injury
By Imran Otieno | Wed 13 Sep, 2017 11:25

Manchester United returned to the Champions League after 644 days in the cold, but suffered a huge blow in their first match, against Basel on Tuesday 12 September after star midfielder Paul Pogba suffered a hamsting injury that could keep him out for weeks.

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Speaking to MUTV United manager Jose Mourinho revealed that the 24 year old is expected to miss action for a few weeks saying, "I don't know (what the severity is), I just know from experience it's a muscular injury. In my experience, muscular injury stops you from playing for a few weeks, I think. It looks for me too (like a hamstring injury) but I haven't spoken yet to the medical department.

Mourinho also spoke about the depth he has in his squad saying, "Squads are for this, squads are for injuries, squads are for suspensions. We don't cry with injuries. So if no Paul for Sunday, we have (Ander) Herrera, we have (Michael) Carrick, we have Fellaini and we have (Nemanja) Matic."

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The Frenchman limped off 18 minutes into the game and was replaced by Marouane Fellaini who opened the scoring in the 35 minute after a brilliant cross from surprise starter Ashley Young. 

Record signing Romelu Lukaku doubled United's lead in the 53rd minute through a header after Daley Blind's cross. Substitute Marcus Rashford assured all the three points for United in the 83rd minute which meant that the youngster has now scored in his debuts in the Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and for the England national team.

Pogba is set to miss the tricky test against Everton as Wayne Rooney returns at Old Trafford for the first time since leaving the club in the summer transfer window. The former Juventus midfielder is also set to miss the League Cup tie against Burton Albion.

Imran Otieno
Twitter: @Imran_Otieno
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