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Jose Mourinho denies Paul Pogba has been ruled out for 12 weeks

MANCHESTER -- Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists he still does not know how bad Paul Pogba's hamstring injury is.

Reports on Sunday suggested the France international could be out for 12 weeks after picking up the problem during the victory over Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Pogba missed the 4-0 win over Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday, but afterwards Mourinho insisted no one inside the club knows the full extent of the problem.

He told a news conference: "I don't know if it is 12 weeks or 12 days. Honestly, any comment, any view, any rumour is totally wrong, because we do not know if it is 12 weeks or 12 days.

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"The player was diagnosed initially after the match because of the conditions of the muscle and bleeding, was one more week to wait and see clearly in the scans, and nobody in this club spoke about 12 days or 12 weeks.

"It's a muscular injury in the hamstring but we have a normal procedure and wait a few more days. It's completely nonsense information."

Pogba is set to miss the League Cup tie against Burton Albion on Wednesday and is unlikely to be fit to face Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

United also have games against CSKA Moscow and Crystal Palace before the next international break.

Their first game back after the break is against Liverpool at Anfield in what will be United's first test against another top-six side.

Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.


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