Paul Pogba had to wait more than a year for his first UEFA Champions League match at Old Trafford, and it lasted all of 18 minutes.
The French midfielder pulled up with a leg injury 15 minutes into Manchester United’s group stage opener against Basel, and could not continue with a presumed hamstring ailment.
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The move’s short-term prognosis was good, with replacement Marouane Fellaini heading home the match’s first goal, but Pogba missed multiple matches with a hamstring injury late last season.
Next up for United is Wayne Rooney‘s return in a visit from Everton on Sunday, then a midweek League Cup visit from Burton Albion. Trips to Southampton and CSKA Moscow follow.
And he’ll certainly miss the Toffees.