Paul Pogba’s hamstring injury is much worse than Manchester United originally feared

The Frenchman was forced off against Basel in the Champions League during the week, with manager Jose Mourinho confirming afterwards that he had picked up a muscle injury.

Reports have since emerged claiming that the Portuguese coach was furious with his record signing, who had disobeyed the club’s medical advice and trained privately with a personal trainer.

SWANSEA, WALES – AUGUST 19: Paul Pogba of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium on August 19, 2017 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Catherine Ivill – AMA/Getty Images)

And now The Times are reporting that Pogba could need as many as 12 weeks of rehabilitation, meaning he will not be back in a United shirt until the very end of the year.

Initial MRI scans indicate a grade three tear with potential tendon damage, and at the very least he will miss six weeks minimum, though it could be a lot more.

If Pogba is out of action for three months, he will miss all five of United’s remaining Champions League group games and a host of high-profile Premier League fixtures.

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