Jose Mourinho says he still has “no idea” when Paul Pogba will be back in the Manchester United team, having now been out for over six weeks with a hamstring injury.
There had been hopes that the French star could be back this week, from a problem first picked up in the September 3-0 Champions League win over Basel, but Mourinho said he still couldn’t put a date on it and that the 24-year-old isn’t training with him.
“Again, I have no idea,” the Portuguese said. “Honestly. I have no idea. I am not in control of his recovering process. He is not training with me.
“He is on individual work, and when a player is on individual work and not in my group, even under certain conditions, for example, Marcos Rojo is working with me under certain conditions, but he’s working with me, so I would expect Marcos Rojo to be ready to play after the international break. I can predict that because he’s training with me. So Pogba, I have no idea.”
Mourinho was speaking after the 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, a win delivered by Anthony Martial’s 81st-minute strike. Martial had been brought on for Marcus Rashford, a decision initially booed by fans, but the United boss defended supporters’ right to do that.
“They paid their ticket, they can do what they want. They can boo a player that doesn’t deserve to be booed. They can boo a player that is working like an animal and because the game is not going in his direction, they can boo.
“They paid their ticket, they can do what they want. They can boo the manager. They can boo what they want. No problem.”