Manchester United hopeful of Paul Pogba recovering in time for Sevilla clash – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United are hopeful of Paul Pogba recovering from illness in time to start against Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday, according to reports.

Jose Mourinho claimed on Friday that Pogba, whose name has been a subject of hot interest following recent performances, would start the FA Cup clash against Huddersfield Town.

However, it was confirmed on the morning of the game that the Frenchman would miss the game due to illness, with Scott McTominay taking his place in a 2-0 win.

But according to ESPN‘s Rob Dawson, Man United are confident that Pogba will make the trip to Seville on Tuesday after being well enough to train with the squad on Sunday.

Mourinho claimed to have no idea about Pogba’s condition on Saturday and appeared slightly frustrated at the midfielder pulling out at the last minute, and the fact that he then trained on Sunday – whilst great news to supporters – only serves to add more questions to the entire affair.

And such questions will no doubt resurface, this time with twice the fervour, if United fall short in Spain on Wednesday. But nobody will say a thing if Pogba, in response to the recent vitriol spewed in his direction, can instead inspire the visitors to victory and steer them on course for the quarter-finals.

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