Amid fears of six-week hamstring injury absence, Paul Pogba has reassured Manchester United fans that “all will be fine” with him.
The France international was made captain for United’s return to the Champions League against Basel at Old Trafford but lasted just 19 minutes of last Tuesday’s 3-0 win.
Pogba hobbled off in clear discomfort and was seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches, with manager Jose Mourinho admitting that he expects the midfielder to be out for “a few weeks”.
United have yet to put a timescale on his recovery but the latest reports suggest he will miss at least a month of action, although Pogba himself appears determined to stay optimistic.
He posted a picture of himself – in which he is still using crutches – standing with his mother and brothers Florentin and Mathias, with the caption: “When you know all will be fine.”
Pogba missed the Premier League meeting with Everton on Sunday and the EFL Cup third-round tie at home to Burton Albion on Wednesday.
He is also a doubt for further league matches against Southampton and Crystal Palace and the Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow on September 27, as well as the clash against Liverpool at Anfield on October 14.