Paul Pogba ruled out ‘long-term’

Manchester United boss José Mourinho has confirmed Paul Pogba’s hamstring injury is a “long-term” issue.

The Frenchman has not played since suffering the injury 19 minutes into a Champions League game against Basel over two weeks ago.

Until now, Manchester United had not commented on the severity of the issue. However, José Mourinho finally confirmed it is a while until Pogba will be back when speaking to the media ahead of Saturday’s clash with Crystal Palace.

“Paul Pogba’s injured he cannot play tomorrow and his injury I cannot have hope like Jones or Valencia who I can see in training and hope for positive answer.

So don’t speak about long term injury – Zlatan Ibrahimović, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rojo – I don’t speak about them.

Mourinho did not speculate on exactly how long Pogba will be sidelined. After six Premier League matches, Manchester United are second in the Premier League, only trailing local rivals Manchester City on goal difference.

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