Jose Mourinho unsure how long midfielder Paul Pogba will miss

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After being sent for a scan on the problem, Pogba is now expected to be sidelined for a minimum of four weeks, and more realistically, six weeks.

The latest cause of Mourinho's exasperation was the hamstring injury suffered by Paul Pogba in United's opening Champions League clash against Swiss giants FC Basel.

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 Manchester United manager said in a press conference: "Luke Shaw is not injured anymore so is a question of form, is a question of option but is not injured, he's recovered".

After the match, Mourinho told MUTV: "I don't know (about the severity)".

"So for me, it's simple and objective: He's not playing this weekend".

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Mourinho will need Herrera to cover for the injured Frenchman and this is the opportunity the fan favourite has been waiting for. I just know from experience it's a muscular injury. I just know it's a hamstring problem.

Pogba missed three games with a similar injury last season, and The Sun report that he "was given clear instructions by United medical staff to prevent any recurrence". We lost important players last season and we were not crying or getting excuses.

Sunday's match will see Rooney return to Old Trafford for the first time since leaving Manchester United for Everton in July.

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

The former Athletic star has less than a year remaining on his United contract, and James Ducker of the Daily Telegraph reported in July the Red Devils were working on tying him to a new long-term deal.

Apparently though the France midfielder instead opted to seek treatment from an external personal trainer and Mourinho and the United medics feel that has "made the midfielder far more vulnerable to injury".

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