Following Paul Pogba’s injured hamstring received Tuesday night during Manchester United’s 3-0 Champions League victory over Basel, the France international released an update to his 17.9million instagram followers to ease their concerns.
The 24-year-old uploaded a photo of himself on crutches surrounded by his mother and footballer twin brothers Florentin and Mathias.
Underneath he wrote: “When you know all will be fine #pogbance @florentinpogbaofficial @mathiaspogbaofficial #family.” His post was liked by United teammates Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly and Jesse Lingard. Follow our betting tips here.
Scans were performed on the injury on Wednesday but an official update from Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho isn’t expected until Friday.
The in-form midfielder was substituted 19 minutes into the match after stretching awkwardly to win the ball in a challenge with Mohamed Elyounoussi.
Speaking to MUTV after Tuesday’s game, Mourinho said he expected to be without his record signing for a little while, but didn’t seem phased by the bad news.
“I don’t know (what the severity is),” the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager said. “I just know from experience it’s a muscular injury.
“In my experience, muscular injury stops you from playing for a few weeks, I think. It looks for me too (like a hamstring injury) but I haven’t spoken yet to the medical department.
“Squads are for this, squads are for injuries, squads are for suspensions. We don’t cry with injuries.
“So if no Paul for Sunday, we have (Ander) Herrera, we have (Michael) Carrick, we have Fellaini and we have (Nemanja) Matic.”
United are set to play league games against Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace during the next couple of weeks, which Pogba will also miss. Plus next Wednesday’s League Cup third-round tie with Burton and the Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow on 27 September.
That’s not to mention his international duties when France face Bulgaria and Belarus in the crucial World Cup qualifiers.