Lukaku scores again, Pogba injured as United beats Basel 3-0

Mourinho chose to bring on Fellaini, and it only took him less than 20 minutes to break the deadlock.

The stand-in United skipper was forced off in the 18th minute with a suspected hamstring injury and replaced by Marouane Fellaini.

Manchester United struggled a year ago against smaller teams, drawing games that should've been wins and the reason may stem from a lack of respect to the opponent. We tried to play fantasy football, tricks, and when you stop to play seriously I don't like it.

However, the Belgian has survived the many changes at Manchester United in recent years and has remained a key player in their squad even under Jose Mourinho. There is no doubt the French is one of the team's most important players, and him missing an extended period of time would be devastating for the club.

United will face Everton next in Sunday's Premier League fixture at Old Trafford, and Mourinho could give a further update on Pogba's condition when he conducts his pre-match press conference later this week.

However, the win over Swiss champions came at a huge price for the Red Devils as they lost midfielder Paul Pogba to a hamstring injury in the first half of the game.

United put out a dominant, confident and collective performance and although Basel may not be as strong as some other teams in Europe, United put out a performance that is typical of any high flying European side. You gamble a bit.

Lindelof does not expect Paul Pogba's absence to prove too much of a problem either.

The victory was built around a fine display from Fellaini, who entered the game on a negative note when stand-in skipper Paul Pogba had to be withdrawn with an apparent hamstring injury. "The second level is "let's qualify, let's make the points" and if we make the knockout phase let's enjoy playing against the big guys".

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