How has Paul Pogba angered Manchester United’s medical staff?

Afternoon Bulletin

Nemanja Matic says he will only get better for Manchester United

Following his move from Chelsea to Manchester United, midfielder Nemanja Matic has been a mainstay of Jose Mourinho’s side. Controlling the play from midfield, Matic has plugged a massive hole in the team that cost them on more than one occasion last season. Promisingly for the fans and the club is the fact he clearly does not feel he is playing at his best, as he told Sky Sports: “My body is not ready yet and I have some difficulty, of course, but I try to hide that and to play simple. I will be better”.

Matic says United are focused

The Serbian midfielder went on to talk about his team’s focus this season but refused to get carried away, claiming they were taking it a game at a time. Sky Sports reported that: “We know what we have to do because we are Manchester United and we are focused just on the next game. Always the next game is the most important, so game by game we have to collect points and next May we will see. It’s a long way to go. As you know, we’ve won almost every game, we only drew at Stoke – in the Premier League it is very hard to do this”.

Paul Pogba ordered to stop playing basketball by United medical staff

Following a hamstring injury that Paul Pogba picked up in United’s Champions League game with Basel, the star has been apparently ruled out for the long-term. His recurring hamstring injury has, according to The Sun, forced the medical staff at Manchester United into ordering the Frenchman to stop playing basketball, while the player’s decision to hire his own personal trainer has apparently angered Mourinho and his medical staff. His long-term absence is likely to keep him out until around December, with United desperate to get him back before the busy Christmas period.

Michael Owen tells United where to play Anthony Martial

Michael Owen has weighed in on the recurring Anthony Martial debate by claiming United should stick to using him on the left. He told BT Sport: “I like him on the left. I’m not sure he is an intelligent enough runner to play central. He needs to go into different channels and run in different lines. I think from the left he is really good”. It comes as both Martial and Marcus Rashford continue to fight for a place in support of Romelu Lukaku up-front.