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What Paul Pogba told Ander Herrera about his hamstring injury vs Rostov

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There wasn't a whole lot to cheer during Manchester United's 1-0 victory over FC Rostov in the Europa League on Thursday night. It was a damning indictment on how poor the game was that Marcos Rojo eating a banana during the second half was the main highlight.

Not even Juan Mata's crisp finish on 70 minutes could garner enough headlines to be considered the game's main talking point.

But even without 'Banana-gate' happening, Mata's strike still wouldn't have been the major event after midfielder Paul Pogba was withdrawn just after the start of the second half when he appeared to pull up with a hamstring injury.

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Having flicked the ball away from an opponent, the France international set off in pursuit to keep the ball away from Rostov and gain a few more yards down the pitch when he went down clutching the back of his leg.

He was taken off for Marouane Fellaini, but fans were given hope with the fact that he was still able to walk semi-normally, which meant that he hadn't torn his hamstring as he was still able to bend it.

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Having played as many games as Pogba has over the course of the season, it's really been no surprise to see him pick up an injury like this.

But with a place in the top four still to play for, fans will be hoping that he won't be sidelined for too long, as his partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic has proved fruitful so far this term.

Friday will likely see him undergo all manner of tests and scans, but his midfielder partner Ander Herrera revealed what the world's most expensive player told him in the dressing room after the final whistle.

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"They don’t look very serious, I’ve asked Paul and he was quite positive," Herrera told MUTV (via the Metro).

"He thought it was not so big, the injury, so hopefully the injury is not very big because Paul is important for us."

Phew! That'll be a relief, though fans should probably refrain from popping open the Champagne until they hear something official from the club, but as far as initial prognosis' go it's a pretty good start.

Pogba may not have hit the ground running at United this season, but he has been slowly regaining his way in the Premier League to become an important player for the Red Devils, and by next season he should be fully up to speed. 

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Topics:
Europa League
Ander Herrera
Football
Paul Pogba
Manchester United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain

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