Jose Mourinho is unsure whether Paul Pogba will be fit for Manchester United’s game against Sevilla on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old missed the Red Devils 2-0 victory over Huddersfield with an illness, and after the game, the gaffer was asked whether his star man would be available for the Champions League clash.
“I don’t know.” Mourinho told reporters, including the Daily Mail. “Now is the time to think about Paul, to know what happened, why he didn’t feel good enough to play, can he play or be available to help us on Wednesday.”
During the aforementioned win over Huddersfield, Mourinho switched up his tactics to a 4-3-3 which is undoubtedly the best system for Pogba. However, Scott McTominay, Michael Carrick and Nemanja Matic aren’t anywhere near good enough offensively to make those tactics work.
If Pogba were involved in that game we’d have created plenty more opportunities for Romelu Lukaku to thrive on, so we’re desperate to have the 24-year-old back for what is our most important game of the season so far.
If it is just an illness, hopefully, the former Juventus midfielder is over the worst of it by now, and he still has a couple of days to fully recover before the flight over to Spain.
We’re going to need the big-man to not only be playing, but performing at his very best. Sevilla are an excellent side and it’s not going to be easy to pick up a result, particularly away from home.