Manchester United fans may have to brace up for more time without their mercurial signing, Paul Pogba.
Pogba has already missed out on three matches for Manchester United but fresh reports suggest that he could be missing many more in the days ahead.
It is understood that Manchester United are presently awaiting a decision as to whether the midfielder will require an operation on his injured hamstring.
According to Finnish surgeon Sakari Orava, the 24-year-old could now be out for even longer as the damage may require surgery to rectify.
Orava, who recently operated on Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, told HS: "His injury is a little different to Dembele because he can heal without surgery, but a decision will be taken next week.
"This kind of problem is usually a sum of many coincidences and is affected by muscle fatigue as well as rapid stopping and quick turning, with the brain going quicker than the feet."
Pogba was unavailable for the matches against Everton, Burton Albion and Southampton which United won all.
On his part, Manager Jose Mourinho has repeatedly been evasive on when Pogba will return to action due to the complexity of the injury.