Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that he has ‘no idea’ as to when Paul Pogba would make his first-team comeback. The France international sustained a hamstring injury during the 3-1 Champions League triumph over Basel last week, and he has since undergone an initial scan on the problem.
Following the 4-0 league win over Everton last week, Mourinho revealed that the club will have to wait for an additional week to know the extent of the injury but he has now confessed that he has no knowledge on how long the midfielder could be out.
Nevertheless, Mourinho is confident that the likes of Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick will step up alongside the impressive Nemanja Matic, who has started every league game – since his summer move from Chelsea.
He told reporters: “I have no idea when he [Pogba] will be back, no idea, but again, this is a great opportunity for other players to play and I trust them all. So I’m not going to cry or be counting the days until Pogba comes back. When he comes back, welcome, but until then I trust my people.”
Manchester United travel to the south Coast to take on Southampton on Saturday afternoon, and Mourinho should be fairly confident of a win with four victories and two draws in their previous six meetings at St.Mary’s.