Paul Pogba was forced off with an apparent hamstring injury after just 19 minutes during Man United’s Champions League opener.
Goalscorers Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku speak after beating Basel 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League.

MANCHESTER — Paul Pogba left Old Trafford on crutches following Manchester United’s 3-0 Champions League win over Basel on Tuesday after being forced off with a hamstring injury.

The Frenchman, named captain for the night by Jose Mourinho, had to be replaced in the 19th minute by Marouane Fellaini after stretching into a challenge with Mohamed Elyounoussi.

Fellaini was only passed fit for the game on Monday after missing the 2-2 draw with Stoke on Saturday with a calf injury, but he still supplied the opening goal.

Pogba headed straight down the tunnel after leaving the pitch and will now be a doubt for Everton’s visit to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

United boss Jose Mourinho was unable to give a definitive update on Pogba’s injury, admitting he does not yet know the full extent of the injury before a scan on Wednesday.

“From experience, looking and feeling it, I think it’s a hamstring,” Mourinho said. “Big? Small? I don’t know, but hamstring for sure.”

Pogba was playing in his first Champions League since joining United from Juventus for £89.3 million in 2016.

His last appearance was for the Serie A against Bayern Munich in the last 16 in March 2016.

Rob is ESPN FC’s Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.



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