Manchester United’s £200k-per-week star forced Jose Mourinho into squad reshuffle against Liverpool

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According to the Daily Telegraph, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba missed Saturday lunchtime’s Premier League clash with Liverpool due to an injury picked up in Friday’s training session at Carrington.

Manager Jose Mourinho opted for Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic as deep-lying midfielders for the meeting with Liverpool in Pogba’s absence, and the pair helped United to a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

Pogba place in the side was up for grabs between the end of January and middle of February (amassing just 154 minutes from a possible 270), coinciding with a reported fallout with Mourinho, but he appears to have won his spot back (180 minutes in last two league appearances).

The 24-year-old’s future remains uncertain, however, with Real Madrid consistently linked, but nothing will be decided now. United’s £200k-per-star remains an important influence in midfield and a player the Red Devils will be desperate to keep as they could be short this summer.

Michael Carrick is retiring, Marouane Fellaini is out of contract at the end of the season and Ander Herrera has been linked with AC Milan. Despite suggestions that Pogba and Mourinho have had a fallout, the former Juventus man is likely to return to the starting lineup when he’s fit.

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