Paul Pogba's injury is now 'long-term' - Man United boss Jose Mourinho

Paul Pogba injured his hamstring Sept 12 in the UEFA Champions League opener vs FC Basel and hasn't played since.

Nobody from the club has officially come out and given a definitive timeline for Paul Pogba's injury, a fact which was initially believed by some supporters to be a quintessential Jose Mourinho strategy.

Such is the concern over Pogba's injury that Finnish muscle fix specialist Sakari Orava has been contacted for advice over whether the in-form midfielder requires surgery or not.

"Pogpa will not play tomorrow", he told a press conference on Friday before Crystal Palace face the seventh round of the Premiership.

"But with long-term injuries, I don't speak about them, so [Zlatan Ibrahimovic], Pogba, [Marcos] Rojo and these players, I don't think about them".


"His injury is not one that I can have the hope like I can have with Valencia or Jones".

Michael Carrick and Phil Jones, who sat out of United's 4-1 win in Moscow on Wednesday, also remain unavailable for Saturday's game. "They were out [on Wednesday] and tomorrow some [players] will be out [too]".

"We have to play against everybody home and away and when I look at the fixtures I only look to the period of time we have to recover from match to match", said Mourinho.

The injuries are piling up for United, and it's not an ideal situation for Mourinho's men given they're chasing the title and competing in all three cups as well this season.

Pogba injured his hamstring during United's Champions League group opener against Basel and the club are believed be consulting with Finnish muscle fix specialist Dr Sakari Orava on the most suitable recovery for their record signing.


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