Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has denied the gossipy tidbits that midfielder Paul Pogba could face 12 weeks out and labelled it as ‘totally nonsense’ because his hamstring harm is yet to be assessed.
Pogba was injured during the 19 minutes into United’s Champions League tie against Basel on Tuesday night and the French midfielder left Old Trafford on crutches after he endured a hamstring injury in his debut match as United captain.
It was believed that the extent of the injury was not that much serious and Pogba was believed to be supposedly set to miss United’s next four matches against Burton Albion, Southampton, CSKA Moscow and Southampton this month, however, now a report from Sunday has claimed differently, insisting that he could be sidelined until December. The reports specified that the France worldwide could be out for 12 weeks after supposedly grabbing a hamstring tear of level three.
But after their match 4-0 win against Everton, manager Mourinho poured cold water on all the speculations and proposed that nobody inside the club knows the full degree of the issue as there are still a few evaluations are yet to be analyzed.
He told a news conference: “I don’t know if it is 12 weeks or 12 days. Honestly, any comment, any view, any rumour is totally wrong, because we do not know if it is 12 weeks or 12 days.
“The player was diagnosed initially after the match because of the conditions of the muscle and bleeding, was one more week to wait and see clearly in the scans, and nobody in this club spoke about 12 days or 12 weeks.
“It’s a muscular injury in the hamstring but we have a normal procedure and wait a few more days. It’s completely nonsense information.”
Pogba has been a key performer for Manchester United this season and has already registered two goals and two assists in four Premier League matches.