Manchester United injury news: Paul Pogba posts 'Bruce Lee style' exercises on social media

The French midfielder posted a video of his rehabilitation through some light "Bruce Lee style" exercises on Instagram

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba rejoined Manchester United from Juventus last summer Reuters

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is continuing to step up his recovery from injury and is delving into "Bruce Lee style" exercises.

The France international enjoyed a superb start to the season, scoring in back-to-back games, but suffered a serious hamstring injury in the Champions League win over Basel in September.

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Pogba, 24, suffered the setback during Manchester United's opening Champions League group game against Basel in September.

The former Juventus midfielder has missed United's last five games in all competitions but the team have not been affected by his absence, winning a further three games without conceding to emerge joint-top of the table alongside Manchester City.

And it has been reported that the France international could face a further six weeks on the sidelines, with Jose Mourinho insisting the injury was "long-term".

Mourinho had insisted last week that United do not miss Pogba but the 24-year-old appears to be making progress with his rehabilitation during the international break as he offered a positive update on his rehabilitation by uploading a video to Instagram on Tuesday night of him going through some light "Bruce Lee style" exercises.

Speaking about Pogba's absence last week, Mourinho said: "His injury is not one that I can have the hope like I can have with others.

"With long-term injuries, I don't speak about them, so Ibra, Pogba, Rojo and these players, I don't think about them," said Mourinho.

"We never miss the players that are injured. That's our way of seeing it. They are injured, we don't think about them. It's an opportunity for others, is a moment for others to step up and to get the chance, so I think that's good," the United boss added.

"When we moan all the time about injuries it looks like we don't trust the other people and we have to."

The club's record signing started the season in excellent form, scoring twice in Manchester United's opening four Premier League games.

But the Red Devils have coped well in his absence, winning five games in all competitions and scoring 17 goals in the process.

And the club's newest midfield general Nemanja Matic is confident United can cope without the former Juventus man, as reported by the Express.

"We know that he [Pogba] will be out for some time. He's very important for us, he's a great player, but I am sure that he will be ready soon. I am sure that he will recover well and he will be ready for this season to help us and to score many goals," he said.

"Everyone knows that Paul is very important for Manchester United, but we also have great players to play instead of him."