Jose Mourinho says Luke Shaw is available, Marcos Rojo months away


"But there are good players more than ready to play".

All is not well between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba, according to reports.

The French star suffered the disappointment during Tuesday's comfortable 3-0 Champions League victory over Swiss champions FC Basel, which the Red Devils fear could now sideline him for six weeks.

Speaking after the match against Basel, Mourinho admitted he was unaware of the extent of the injury but stressed that he would not "cry" after Pogba's latest setback.

The Manchester United manager said in a press conference: "Luke Shaw is not injured anymore so is a question of form, is a question of option but is not injured, he's recovered". The weekend match is the only match that I am thinking about.

The Manchester United boss and his staff BLAME the midfielder for ignoring medical advice over his long-standing hamstring issues.

"We have players and we have players waiting for an opportunity", Mourinho said.

"I don't know [the extent]".

"He started the season really well, we've had one match per week we've been going with the same players".

Pogba, who has played a key role in United's unbeaten start to the new Premier League season, was pictured leaving Old Trafford after the game on crutches. We lost important players last season during the season and during crucial moments of the season and we were not crying or making excuses about that.

Mourinho had more to be pleased about when Marcus Rashford came off the bench to score on his Champions League debut, but the Portuguese coach had a word of caution for his players at the final whistle.

Well-connected reporter Duncan Castles confirmed the suggestion that Pogba went against the club's advice by taking part in private training sessions.

He added: "So if no Paul for Sunday, we have [Ander] Herrera, we have [Michael] Carrick, we have Fellaini and we have [Nemanja] Matic".