Man United's Paul Pogba set to be sidelined by hamstring injury
By Mark Crellin
Last Updated: 17/03/17 12:07pm
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is facing around three weeks out after picking up an hamstring injury during Thursday's Europa League win over FC Rostov.
The 24-year-old France international pulled up early in the second half at Old Trafford and was replaced by Marouane Fellaini.
The international break is coming up after this weekend's round of fixtures but United boss Jose Mourinho does not think his player will be on duty for France and confirmed he will miss Sunday's Premier League game at Middlesbrough.
Asked after the last-16 second-leg tie if Pogba would be out for around three weeks, Mourinho replied: "Yeah.
"I don't know for sure but, for sure, no Middlesbrough [on Sunday] and no national team."
The score was 0-0 at the time of Pogba's exit and United went on to win 1-0 courtesy of Juan Mata's 70th-minute goal, completing a 2-1 aggregate victory that sent them into the quarter-finals.
But the injury to Pogba adds to Mourinho's problems in midfield, with Ander Herrera facing a two-game domestic suspension following his dismissal during Monday's 1-0 FA Cup defeat at Chelsea.
Pogba, who came to United in the summer for a world-record fee, was criticised in some quarters for his display during that Stamford Bridge cup tie.