Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is confident that his squad can deal with the absence of Paul Pogba due to the presence of a host of quality midfield options available at Old Trafford.
Manchester United kicked off their Champions League campaign with a fine 3-0 victory over Basel on Tuesday night and while the overall performance of his side would surely have pleased manager Jose Mourinho, he was handed a cause for concern regarding star man Paul Pogba.
Pogba was forced to come off within the first 19 minutes of the game due to an apparent hamstring problem and following the game, it has been confirmed that the midfielder suffered a muscular injury which could rule him out for a while.
Pogba is now certain to be missing United’s upcoming Premier League encounter against Everton at Old Trafford this summer and while the absence of the French superstar is certainly a big blow, Mourinho is not very concerned as he is confident that the likes of Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick or Marouane Fellaini can step up to the plate to fill in the void at the centre of midfield.
The Portuguese manager said, “I just know from experience it’s a muscular injury. In my experience, muscular injury stops you from playing for a few weeks, I think. Squads are for this, squads are for injuries, squads are for suspensions. We don’t cry with injuries.
“So if no Paul for Sunday, we have [Ander] Herrera, we have [Michael] Carrick, we have [Marouane] Fellaini and we have [Nemanja] Matic.”