Steven Gerrard sends concerned message to Man United fans about Paul Pogba
The Liverpool legend admits Paul Pogba's injury setback is a blow to Manchester United
Steven Gerrard has described Paul Pogba’s injury setback as a blow to Manchester United.
The France international was handed the captain’s armband for Manchester United’s opening Champions League group-stage clash against Swiss side Basel.
However, the 24-year-old was forced off in the first half due to a hamstring concern as Marouane Fellaini replaced the versatile France midfielder.
Pogba, who is set to miss a month with the problem, struggled during his first season at Old Trafford following a club-record £89m switch to Manchester United from Serie A giants Juventus.
The Manchester United midfielder had made an impressive start to the current campaign following two goals and two assists in four games.
Pogba found the back of the net in Manchester United’s successive 4-0 victories over Swansea City and West Ham.
Former Liverpool captain Gerrard admitted that Pogba’s hamstring problem would be a blow to Manchester United despite their squad depth.
“It looks like a hamstring,” Gerrard told BT Sport. “You get a bit of tightness in your hamstring, you’re usually back within a week. But it is worrying for Man United fans. This could be a week or maybe more.”
Manchester United were impressive 4-0 winners over Everton without Pogba on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.
Pogba scored four goals and made five assists during his first season back at Old Trafford.
The France international won four successive Serie A titles during his time with Italian giants Juventus.