Man Utd boss Mourinho 'furious' with with ignorant Pogba

Man Utd boss Mourinho 'furious' with with ignorant Pogba

And Mourinho and his medics believe this made the midfielder far more vulnerable to injury.

The former Juventus man captained United during their 3-0 Champions League victory over Basel in midweek, but would depart the game early after suffering a hamstring injury in the first half.

Mourinho has also put the complete blame of Pogba's injury on the player himself, as a effect of not listening to the medical advice over what is a "long-standing issue". The weekend match is the only match that I am thinking about. So for me, it's simple and objective that he's not playing this weekend.

The Sun initially claimed that the Manchester United manager, as well as his backroom staff, have placed the blame on the French midfielder for the hamstring injury which is set to keep him sidelined for several weeks.

Expanding later in the media conference, Mourinho continued: "We have players and we have players waiting for an opportunity".

Paul Pogba's hamstring injury has not just left Manchester United without one of their most influential players for just over a month, it's also seen the Frenchman incur the wrath of manager Jose Mourinho.

"I don't know [the extent]". We have previously lost players during crucial moments.

"Sometimes in England the word "legend" comes too easy".

But fellow defender Marcos Rojo looks like he could be out of action for another two months.

The Spanish star was one of the Special One's most important players previous year as they won two trophies, earning the praise of his manager and teammates alike and even muted as a potential successor to Wayne Rooney as club captain.

Marouane Fellaini, who replaced Pogba as a substitute against Basel, is likely to step into the starting line-up for Sunday's Premier League home match against Everton, with Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick also in contention.

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