Manchester United suffer huge blow as Paul Pogba faces six-week layoff

September 14, 2017
By: Milos Markovic

Manchester United are coming off from a comprehensive Champions league win over Basel at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

The triumph left a bitter sweet taste for Jose Mourinho’s team with Paul Pogba picking up a left hamstring injury that is set to rule him out for much longer than anticipated.

The French midfielder was forced to withdraw 19 minutes into the match after he stretched awkwardly in a challenge with Basel’s Mohamed Elyounoussi. Pogba was struggling to walk after the match and even left Old Trafford on crutches.

Initial reports had it that Manchester United star’s injury was not that serious but a scan on Wednesday night discovered a hamstring injury that will now keep him out of action for four to six weeks.

A month on the sidelines would see Paul Pogba sit out on the Premier League games against Everton, Southampton, Crystal Palace and Liverpool, along with Champions League match at CSKA Moscow and the League Cup third-round clash against Burton Albion.

Marouane Fellaini replaced Pogba against Basel and put in a superb display which comes as a promising sign ahead of what could be a crucial month for Manchester United. The Belgium international is expected to continue to deputise for Pogba, although Mourinho is likely to reintroduce Ander Herrera, who made only two starts this season.

Red Devils get back to Premier League action with a match against Everton which they stand at 7/17 betting odds to win.

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