The 24-year-old pulled his left hamstring during Tuesday’s night Champions League win over Basel, and a recent report from The Times claimed that the injury could be more serious than first feared.
However, Mourinho has insisted that there is no truth to the story, and the Frenchman will have a test in a week’s time to determine the extent of the injury.
He told reporters, as per ESPN: “The player was diagnosed initially after the match because of the conditions of the muscle and the bleeding, the decision was one more week to wait and to see really clearly in the scans the dimension of the injury.
“And nobody in the club spoke about 12 days or 12 weeks. Not at all. It’s a muscular injury in the hamstring, but we have a normal procedure and wait a few more days, so it’s completely nonsense information.”
In the absence of Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini was brought into the starting lineup against Everton, and he provided a solid performance in the centre of the park.
The Red Devils continued their strong start to the Premier League campaign with a 4-0 victory over Everton, and this sees them joint-top alongside Manchester City and only behind on alphabetical order.
Jose Mourinho’s side will now shift their attention to the Carabao Cup where they play host to Championship club Burton Albion on Wednesday night.