Paul Pogba Decision on Hamstring Injury Surgery Reportedly Could Come Next Week

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistSeptember 23, 2017

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Paul Pogba of Manchester United warms up during the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester United and FC Basel at Old Trafford on September 12, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
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Manchester United will reportedly make a decision on whether Paul Pogba needs surgery on his injured hamstring before the end of September.

According to Rob Dawson of ESPN FC, "the lack of a concrete timeline for Pogba's comeback is because United have yet to settle on the best course of action."

The France international picked up the problem during the Red Devils' UEFA Champions League clash with FC Basel on Sept. 12. As Dawson reported, manager Jose Mourinho acknowledged he was unsure as to when Pogba would return, suggesting recovery could take "12 weeks or 12 days."

Dawson added: "The club have been in touch with Finnish muscle repair specialist Sakari Orava with a decision set to be made about whether or not surgery is required in the next few days."

It appears Mourinho isn't too concerned by the 24-year-old's absence, with his team performing well:

Pogba started the 2017-18 season in sensational form, helping the Red Devils to big wins over West Ham United, Swansea City and Leicester City.

Having struggled to find consistency during his first season back at Old Trafford, the former Juventus man looked primed for a stellar second year. While Pogba was using his physical gifts to tremendous effect in matches, his ability to dribble, pass and shoot gave United a different dimension in the middle of the field.

Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates scoring the team's fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Manchester United at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on August 19, 2017. / AFP
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Mourinho does have options in midfield, with Nemanja Matic's arrival in the summer ensuring things remain solid. Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera also offer options.

Still, there aren't many players in the game as multifaceted as Pogba, and with that in mind, it's little surprise the Red Devils are taking a patient approach with his injury.