Jose Mourinho has admitted that he has no idea where Paul Pogba is in his recovery process from a hamstring injury.
Jose Mourinho has admitted that he has no idea where Paul Pogba is in his recovery process from a hamstring injury, appearing frustrated as he claimed not to be 'in control' of what the Frenchman is doing as he makes his way back from a lengthy absence.
Pogba is training apart from the rest of the United squad and, barring an unforeseen miracle, will not return until after next month's international break - bringing his time missed up to over two months since he limped out of the team's Champions League clash with Basel.
Speaking after his side's dramatic 1-0 win over Spurs on Saturday afternoon, Mourinho said of the 24-year-old's recovery: “I have no idea. Honestly. I am not in control of his recovery process. He is not training with me. He is on individual work and when a player is on individual work I cannot predict.
“I would expect Marcos Rojo to return after the international break because he is training with me. But with Paul I have no idea.”
Asked how he thought his side had coped without their key creative force in midfield, Mourinho mused: “We won every match except one. Two? Well, two, so not bad.”
Expanding on his comments on United's fans, who booed at times on Saturday, he said: “They pay the ticket they can do what they want. They can boo a player that doesn’t deserve to be booed, they can boo a player who is working like an animal, even though the game is not going in his direction. They can boo - they pay their tickets, they can boo the manager.”