Manchester United star Paul Pogba suffers injury in UEFA Europa League tie
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 18, 2017,
Mar 18, 2017, 9:05
Manchester United were paired with Anderlecht in the Europa League quarter-finals after the draw was completed in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday afternoon.
Secondly, because United's star power is waning at just the wrong time and it's making Champions League qualification far from certain.
Pogba, who turned 24 on Wednesday, hobbled off with a hamstring injury early in the second half of Thursday's 1-0 win, which completed a 2-1 aggregate last 16 success.
Ten-man Besiktas beat Olympiacos 4-1 at home to seal a 5-2 aggregate success and Celta Vigo eased into the final eight with a 2-0 win over Krasnodar in Russian Federation, progressing 4-1 on aggregate.
"They came back to 1-1 and then you can do two things: you can attack or you can be a bit smarter and know there's a second leg". We will probably lose the game on Sunday. It seems to be a real possibility - but they're going to need to convert more of the dozens of crosses they put in, and make more of the ridiculously dominant possession figures.
"It is important to underline that I spoke about it when you asked if the double yellow card (for Herrera) was right", Conte said in his press conference. It could yet be the only route back to the biggest stage for coach United, which is sixth in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho will welcome the shorter trip to Belgium, but likely now has to face increasing pressure as expectations for his side to win this year's competition will undoubtedly be raised.
The Portuguese manager added: "So I am really, really anxious with the previous generations that things are going in such a direction that envy is everywhere". "It is not just Chelsea and Liverpool any more; Arsenal, Tottenham and City are all out too".
Team manager Jose Mourinho expected Pogba to be sidelined around three weeks, forcing him to withdraw from the clash with Middlesbrough in the league, in addition to his French national duties.
"He felt something in the first half and, in the second half, he immediately felt like he couldn't carry on". His protestations fell on deaf ears at UEFA, and the ensuing game was not one for the purists. An Ibrahimovic-less seems nearly inconceivable now because we can't even remember what Marcus Rashford looks like.