Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has provided an injury update on his first-team trio ahead of his side’s Premier League clash against Everton on Sunday.
Speaking during an interview at the Aon Training Complex, Mourinho confirmed Paul Pogba is definitely out for the weekend encounter after he sustained a muscular problem in midweek. The France international was given the captain’s armband in the Champions League opener against Basel but had to go off in the 19th minute with the injury.
When asked about the timeline for Pogba’s recovery, Mourinho revealed the midfielder could be out for a few matches, although he refused to revealed the exact return date, he said: “He is injured and he cannot play on Sunday. We know that, for a few matches, I don’t know how many, but I expect we are to play without Pogba for a few matches.”
Meanwhile, the manager also updated on the fitness of Luke Shaw, who has been featuring for the development squad over the past month. The 22-year-old has not played a part for United since his foot injury in late April, and Mourinho has hinted that he will have to compete with the likes of Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian for the left-back spot, he added: “He is not injured anymore so it is a question of form and it is a question of options. But he is not injured, he is recovered.”
Marcus Rojo is the other long-term absentee from the United squad, and the gaffer has revealed that it will take another couple of months to get him back to regular first-team action, he concluded: “He is still in the timings of such an important injury. Everything went really well, but he’s not even training with the group in normal sessions, he’s just doing parts of it. So Marcos still has in front of him, probably, a couple of months.”