Manchester United to be without Paul Pogba for West Brom match as Jose Mourinho says four others will miss out
• Paul Pogba picked up a hamstring injury against Rostov before the break
• Jose Mourinho revealed that the midfielder is not likely to recover for Saturday
• A number of Manchester United’s top stars are not available against West Brom
Manchester United expect to be without Paul Pogba for Saturday’s game against West Bromwich Albion.
Manager Jose Mourinho has revealed the France international, who was withdrawn from his national team’s squad after pulling his hamstring against Rostov, has not recovered fully from his injury.
Central defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones have also been highlighted as likely absentees by Mourinho after picking up knocks while away with England.
That trio are joined by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera, who will both sit out the last match of their respective suspensions against Tony Pulis’s side.
‘So we lose four [players] and I think Paul Pogba is also out,’ Mourinho told ManUtd.com. ‘So we lose five.’
The likes of Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia and Sergio Romero are still travelling back from South America after playing for their national teams during the break.
Pogba missed the Old Trafford side’s Premier League game against Middlesbrough. Mourinho’s team won the game at the Riverside Stadium 3-1.
United go into Saturday’s game against West Brom knowing that a victory could see them edge to within a point of the top-four, should Liverpool lose the Merseyside derby against Everton.
They follow the game against the Baggies by hosting Ronald Koeman’s in-form Everton on Tuesday night before a trip to relegation threatened Sunderland next weekend.
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