Manchester United are not even thinking about Paul Pogba and don’t miss any of their injured players while they are sidelined, according to Jose Mourinho.
The France international was key to United’s strong start to the 2017-18 campaign, having netted twice in his four appearances before sustaining a hamstring injury in the Champions League victory over Basel.
Nemanja Matic’s arrival appeared to allow Pogba more freedom to attack but he is not expected to be back in action any time soon.
United, who are priced at 3.75 to win the Premier League, have not put a timescale on Pogba’s return to the first team and the Red Devils have continued to impress without him in their ranks.
Mourinho’s men sit second in the Premier League, level on points with leaders Manchester City, following Saturday’s comfortable 4-0 triumph over Crystal Palace, which took their recent run to seven consecutive victories in all competitions.
The United boss has played down Pogba’s absence and insists he has enough depth in his squad to ensure they don’t miss players as they nurse their way back from injury.
Mourinho said: “We never miss the players that are injured.
“That is our way of thinking. They are injured, we don’t think about them.
“It is an opportunity and a moment for others to step up and get the chance, so I think that is good.
“When we moan all the time about injuries it looks like we don’t trust the other people and we have to.”