Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has today confirmed that the likelihood of the return of Paul Pogba from injury is still very much unknown.
Speaking to journalists at a pre-match press conference ahead of the Champions League clash with Benfica on Tuesday, the special one revealed that he has ‘no idea’ when the midfielder will be available for the Red Devils.
“I have no idea. Honestly. I am not in control of his recovery process. He is not training with me. He is on individual work.” He said.
Initial reports from England had suggested that the 24-year-old midfielder would be sidelined for about 6 to 7 weeks with a hamstring injury he picked up during United’s fixture against FC Basel in the Champions League.
Pogba, who was rumored to be likely returning in December will probably miss out on majority of the first half of the current campaign despite showing progress.
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“For example, Marcos Rojo is working with me, with certain conditions, and I would expect him to be ready to play after the international break. I can predict that. But Paul, I have no idea.”
The Portuguese tactician maintained that his team remains ‘the same'[as last weekend] as Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo remain sidelined.
“We had one more training session just to confirm, but the best of scenarios…we have the same players that we had last weekend.” he said.
The red devils will surely miss the Frenchman’s presence in the middle of the park especially after mishaps against Liverpool and Huddersfield as they seek to challenge for titles including the premier league.