Jose Mourinho has insisted Manchester United are still waiting to discover how long the Red Devils will be without the services of Paul Pogba nursing a hamstring injury.
The France international sat out the Old Trafford’s club 4-0 win over Everton at home on Sunday after he suffered a hamstring strain during the 3-0 win over Basel in the Champions League last week.
There had been reports that the former Juventus midfielder would be out of action for a number weeks, but the Portuguese boss has insisted that his side are still waiting to discover the extent of the problem.
Mourinho, speaking at his post-match news conference at Old Trafford on Sunday, said: “I don’t know if it is 12 weeks or 12 days, honestly.
“Any comment or any new rumour is totally wrong because we don’t know if it is 12 weeks or 12 days. The player was diagnosed initially after the match because of the conditions of the muscle and the bleeding.
“The decision was one more week to wait to see really clearly in the scans, that I mentioned, of the injury.
“Nobody in this club spoke about 12 days or 12 weeks. Not at all. In the hamstring, it’s a normal procedure and we wait a few more days. So it’s completely nonsense information.”
Goals from Antonio Valencia, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial sealed a comfortable victory for United against Everton Sunday.
Mourinho is now preparing the team for their League Cup third-round clash at home to Burton on Wednesday night.
The Red Devils will then turn their attentions towards Premier League affairs with a trip to St Mary’s on the cards.
Mourinho’s men have made a fine start to the new season, and are currently joint top of the Premier League table along with local rivals Manchester City.