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Paul Pogba injury: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho confirms record signing will miss Everton clash

Captain for the day was replaced by Marouane Fellaini in the 18th minute — and could face long spell on sidelines

Manchester United have been dealt a major injury blow after seeing Paul Pogba leave Old Trafford on crutches.

The stand-in United skipper was forced off in the 18th minute with a suspected hamstring injury and replaced by Marouane Fellaini.


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Paul Pogba forced off early for Manchester United with suspected hamstring injury

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Paul Pogba forced off early for Manchester United with suspected hamstring injury

Paul Pogba goes to ground after suffering hamstring injury

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Paul Pogba goes to ground after suffering hamstring injury

Early signs suggest he is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines during a busy period for Jose Mourinho’s men.

Mourinho confirmed the midfielder would miss the weekend’s clash with Everton.

He said: “I don’t know, it looks like a hamstring injury.

“By experience it’s a muscular bigger or small and that could stop him playing for a few weeks.

“The squad are for this. We don’t cry. No Paul for Sunday.

“We have [Andre] Herrera, [Michael] Carrick, [Marouane] Fellaini and [Nemanja] Matic.”

Paul Pogba receives treatment after picking up hamstring injury

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Paul Pogba receives treatment after picking up hamstring injury

Jose Mourinho barks out instructions in aftermath of Paul Pogba injury

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Jose Mourinho barks out instructions in aftermath of Paul Pogba injury

Pogba went in for a challenge and received a kick.

He immediately felt the back of his leg and signalled to the bench that it was serious.

Mourinho ordered his go-to man Fellaini to get stripped and ready for action to signal the end of the night for Pogba.

Manchester United beat Basel 3-0 thanks to goals from Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.

Paul Pogba is clearly disappointed as big night as captain ends early

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Paul Pogba is clearly disappointed as big night as captain ends early

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