Mourinho confident United have squad depth to cope without Pogba

Mourinho confident United have squad depth to cope without Pogba

Mourinho confident United have squad depth to cope without Pogba

There are fears Pogba may have also suffered a thigh strain after stretching to make the challenge and United's medics have not been painting a positive picture.

Shaw has featured three times for Manchester United's Under-23s this term as he recovers from a foot injury he picked up towards the end of last season.

Pogo, 24, pulled up in Tuesday night's Champions League win over Basel at Old Trafford and left the ground on crutches.

"I don't know how many [games], but we are going to play without Pogba for a few matches but we have other players". "In my experience, muscular injuries stop you from playing for a few weeks, I think", Mourinho told United's official website.

According to The Sun, however, Mourinho has had little sympathy for the club's record signing, who reportedly ignored instructions from United's medical staff on how to deal with his long-standing hamstring problem.

The manager said: "We have players waiting for an opportunity because we started the season really well and we had one match per week, so there was no need to rest players and no need for changes". I just know it's a hamstring problem.

"I don't know if it's the same one - I just know it's a hamstring". We lost important players last season during the season and during crucial moments of the season and we were not crying or making excuses about that. José Mourinho's side will face Everton, Southampton, Crystal Palace and Liverpool in the Premier League plus CSKA Moscow and Benfica in Champions League.

And Mourinho says the England global is available for selection once again, but Sunday's visit of Everton (3:30pm) might be too soon.

Mourinho has Michael Carrick and Fellaini who are both capable of partnering Nemanja Matic in the Manchester United midfield for the visit of Everton on Sunday.

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