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Pogba limps off; Won’t play versus Everton

Britain Soccer Champions League

Basel’s Mohamed Elyounoussi, left challenges Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, during the Champions League, Group A soccer match between Manchester United and FC Basel, at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)


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.

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