Mourinho rues Pogba's absence

16 September 2017 03:50:32 EST

Jose Mourinho admits that Paul Pogba's injury absence will be a blow for his Manchester United side.

The former Juventus star suffered a hamstring injury during Tuesday's Champions League win over Basel at Old Trafford and, although it is unclear exactly how long he will be sidelined for, Mourinho suggests it will be for a "few matches".

Pogba will definitely miss Sunday's game against Everton, which United are 12/1 to win 3-1.

Mourinho said: "We have players waiting for an opportunity and because we have started the season really well with one match per week, [there was] no need for resting, changes, we were going with the same players.

"But there are good players more than ready to play so honestly we miss Pogba, we need Pogba but we have good players.

"[Ander] Herrera, [Marouane] Fellaini, [Michael] Carrick are waiting for a real chance to start the matches and they are ready so this is also our way of thinking."

Meanwhile, Mourinho has also revealed that Marcos Rojo will be out of action for another two months as he continues his recovery from the cruciate ligament damage he suffered in April.

United striker Romelu Lukaku is 10/3 to score two or more goals against his former club while former Old Trafford stalwart Wayne Rooney is 4/1 to net at any time for Everton.

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