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Jose Mourinho provides fresh update on Paul Pogba's injury

Jose Mourinho provides fresh update on Paul Pogbas injury

Mourinho admits Paul Pogba is a long-term absentee

Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho has revealed that French midfielder Paul Pogba could be out for the 'long-term' after he suffered a hamstring injury earlier in the month.

The 24-year-old pulled his left hamstring during United's 3-0 Champions League win over Basel on September 12, and he has since not taken the playing field.

Mourinho has refused to place a timeline over Pogba's injury over the last fortnight, but reputed Finnish surgeon Sakari Orava has recently suggested that the midfielder could require a surgery to rectify the problem.

Speaking in his pre-match press-conference, Mourinho included Pogba to the long-term casualty list which includes Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

He said via ESPN: "Paul Pogba's injured; he cannot play tomorrow and his injury I cannot have hope like [Phil] Jones or [Antonio] Valencia who I can see in training and hope for positive answer. 

"So don't speak about long term injuries – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul PogbaMarcos Rojo - I don't speak about them."

Meanwhile, Michael Carrick is certain to miss Saturday's Premier League clash against Crystal Palace while Marouane Fellaini is also a major doubt with an ankle injury.

Manchester United are currently placed second in the Premier League table with 16 points, same as leaders Manchester City, who hold a superior goal difference.