Paul Pogba can he hold his place with the French team against the Netherlands (Friday in Rotterdam) and Uruguay (Tuesday, November 20 at the Stade de France)? Nothing is less sure. The Manchester United midfielder missed the clash against Manchester City on Sunday (3-1 victory for Citizens). "Paul is injured, explained his coach Jose Mourinho before the match. He played injured against Juventus and resisted but it was impossible for him to recover for this match. "
The nature of the Frenchman's injury has not been specified. But if he is still expected by the staff of the French team this Monday at noon, in Clairefontaine, the possibility of seeing him wearing the blue jersey in the immediate future seems reduced. Asked after the defeat of the Red Devils to know if the world champion could evolve alongside the teammates, Jose Mourinho clearly answered "no".
A decision on the presence of the Mancunian for the rest of the rally will be taken on Monday in consultation with the medical staff.
If the match against Uruguay is purely friendly, the match against the Netherlands is decisive for the qualification for the final four of the League of Nations. A draw is enough for the Blues to reach the last four.