Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has this evening moved to dismiss reports that Paul Pogba is set for up to 12 weeks on the sidelines.
French international midfielder Pogba picked up a hamstring injury during the Red Devils’ Champions League victory over Basel during the week, with initial reports suggesting that the 24-year-old would be ruled out for somewhere between 6 and 8 weeks.
However, a number of outlets claimed earlier today that Pogba’s injury was in fact more serious than first feared, and that he could be set to miss up to 3 months of action.
Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho was questioned on the subject following his side’s 4-0 victory over Everton at Old Trafford earlier today, but revealed that such reports have no foundation, with Pogba requiring further scans over the coming week to assess the full extent of the damage done to his hamstring:
‘I don’t know if it is 12 weeks or 12 days, honestly.’
‘Any comment or any new rumour is totally wrong because we don’t 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 the bleeding. The decision was one more week to wait to see really clearly in the scans, that I mentioned, of the injury.’
‘Nobody in this club spoke about 12 days or 12 weeks. Not at all. In the hamstring, it’s a normal procedure and we wait a few more days. So it’s completely nonsense information.’