Wednesday 22 November 2017

'I think Paul Pogba is also out' - Injury trouble for Jose Mourinho's Man United ahead of West Brom clash

Paul Pogba of Manchester United leaves the pitch with a hamstring injury during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 second leg against FK Rostov at Old Trafford. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
Paul Pogba of Manchester United leaves the pitch with a hamstring injury during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 second leg against FK Rostov at Old Trafford. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Jack O'Toole

Manchester United could be without up to five first-team players for Saturday's home game with West Brom, including midfielder Paul Pogba.

Pogba, who was not involved in either of France's recent internationals with Luxembourg or Spain, continues to recover from a hamstring injury he picked up during United's 1-0 win over FK Rostov two weeks ago at Old Trafford.

The former Juventus star was initially expected to be sidelined for 15 days, however, it now appears that his stint on the sidelines could be even longer with United manager Jose Mourinho indicating that the Frenchman could be in doubt for this weekend's game with West Brom.

"So we lose four [players] and I think Paul Pogba is also out," said Mourinho. "So we lose five."

The other players in question are defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, who both picked up injuries while on international duty with England, while forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and midfielder Ander Herrera will miss the game through suspension.

Furthermore, Mourinho is still waiting on the returns of goalkeeper Sergio Romero and defenders Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo from international duty before assessing his options for this weekend's match.

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