Pogba has 'long-term' injury, United manager Mourinho says

Hope Soto
September 30, 2017

Mourinho discussed injuries and re-classified the setback to Paul Pogba as "long term", and in the same category as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo.

Pogba suffered the injury in United's 3-0 Champions League win over Basel this month and has missed the past four games.

"[Pogba's] injured, he can not play tomorrow", the boss declared.

More than a handful of optimistic fans leapt to the conclusion that Jose Mourinho's tight lips on the matter meant that the United boss might spring a surprise and unleash the French midfielder for their clash with Liverpool in two weeks. "He can not play tomorrow".

"Pogba cannot play tomorrow (against Crystal Palace) and it's not an injury that I can have the hope with Valencia or Jones", Mourinho said.

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"His injury is not one that I can have the hope like I can have with [Antonio] Valencia or [Phil] Jones".

Mourinho confirmed the same by stating: "Long-term injuries I don't speak about them- Ibra, Pogba, and Rojo". "They were out [on Wednesday] and tomorrow some [players] will be out [too]".

United host Palace tomorrow (3pm) hoping to take up top spot in the Premier League. From all the injuries we had I hope I can have some players available.

"We have to play against everybody home and away and when I look at the fixtures I only look to the period of time we have to recover from match to match", said Mourinho.

Opponents Crystal Palace are now rock bottom at the foot of the Premier League table, having picked up no points from their first six matches played.

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