Jose Mourinho insists he is not ‘counting down the days’ until Paul Pogba is fit to return to the Manchester United side.
Pogba sustained a hamstring injury last week during the 3-0 win over Basel in the Champions League and United have been reluctant to offer a timescale for the midfielder’s return.
Marouane Fellaini stepped in for the 4-0 win over Everton while Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick were both involved during Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Burton in the Carabao Cup.
Mourinho was asked over Pogba’s prognosis at his press conference to preview Saturday’s trip to Southampton but the manager was able to offer no new information.
“No idea,” said Mourinho. “I don’t cry or count the days until Paul Pogba comes back.
“It’s a good opportunity for others. I trust them all.”
Mourinho does not have any fresh injury concerns to deal with ahead of the trip to St Mary’s.
Marcos Rojo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (both knee), Axel Tuanzebe (back) and Pogba remain absent for the trip to St Mary’s.
Luke Shaw is hoping to be involved against his former club having returned from injury as a substitute against Burton. David de Gea, Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly and Nemanja Matic are set to be involved after being rested for Wednesday’s match.