Manager Jose Mourinho has said that he has no idea when Manchester United’s most expensive player would return from his hamstring injury.
Pogba picked up a hamstring injury just 19 minutes into play when the Red Devils marked their return to the UEFA Champions League when they hosted Basel at Old Trafford on September 13.
“No idea. But again, it’s a great opportunity for other players to play and I trust them all so I am not going to cry and count the days for Paul to be back.” Mourinho said.
The Portuguese tactician who further spoke on his team’s hectic away fixtures ahead expressed no fears at all.
“It is very difficult but it means it will be easier later. If we play now CSKA in Moscow and Benfica in Lisbon then later we will play at Old Trafford. If we have consecutive matches away, it means later we will play them at Old Trafford so I am never too worried.
“The number of matches in the league is going to be the same. If we cannot win we try to get points and then try to compensate with good form at home.” He explained.
United will face Southampton on Saturday in their next Premier League encounter and Mourinho says about his opponents: “They are very stable in the way they play and in the way they see football, the qualities of their players.”
“I think that is unfair. A few months before that Mr van Gaal and the players won the FA cup so if the cup is the start of the exciting times, it’s not my League Cup final, it’s not about a specific moment of winning a competition.
“It’s something more global where the club financially looks really strong, better than ever according to the numbers, where the football team is improving not just in results but in a certain style of play, where the connection between the players and the fans looks stronger and stronger, where the Man Utd fan around the world have more reasons to smile than in the past, so I think it’s about globality.”
Mourinho on Anthony Martial: “I see a great improvement in the person, in the moods, in the face and body language. If we want a word: happiness. He is a happy guy. He is working extremely well, he starts matches and tries to do well.
“He goes from the bench even if for ten minutes like in the last match at home, he tries to enjoy and to give something in the extra minutes. I am very pleased with his attitude overall, and then it is easier to play well.”