Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is still unsure about whether Paul Pogba will be fit for their Champions League last-16 match against Sevilla.

The Red Devils earned a goalless draw in Spain last month and tonight’s return tie may still come too soon for the France international to return to action.

Pogba, an £89 million signing from Juventus in 2016, last featured during United’s dramatic 3-2 win against Crystal Palace eight days ago.

Following that match, he suffered a gashed leg in training and was forced to rest.

Mourinho confirmed that the Frenchman is now back in action, but having missed Saturday’s 2-1 win over Liverpool, he may need a little more time on the sidelines.

“He did [train] after you left,” the Portuguese manager told Sky Sports, confirming that although Pogba was not present at the open training session, he had participated.

“I don’t know yet [if he is fit to play] but he trained a little bit,” he added.

Mourinho will therefore have to make a late decision over whether to include Pogba in his starting line-up against the Spanish side.

He had previously argued that this match – and Saturday’s FA Cup trip to Brighton & Hove Albion – carried more importance than the Liverpool clash due to the knockout nature of the ties.

Pogba’s return would be a huge boost for United, who have only lost once in the Champions League this season with the Frenchman in the side.

In total, he has made 28 appearances this season, scoring three goals.

Mourinho would want Pogba to return sooner rather than later, however, given that Ander Herrera remains unavailable with a thigh problem.

Daley Blind, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are also absent as he tries to guide United into the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2014.


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