Jose Mourinho has been speaking about Manchester United's injury situation, and while Paul Pogba has dominated the conversation since picking up his long term injury in the Champions League, Mourinho turned his attention to other players. He's not playing this weekend.
"[Ander] Herrera, [Marouane] Fellaini, [Michael] Carrick are waiting for a real chance to start the matches and they are ready so this is also our way of thinking".
Marouane Fellaini will hope to replace Pogba in the starting XI against Everton, having made a goalscoring entrance to the midweek match, but faces stiff competition from Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick.
"Squads are (there) to try to cope with these kind of situations and we know that for a few matches - I don't know how many, I really can not tell you how many I expect - but we are going to play without Pogba a few matches".
"But there are good players more than ready to play, so, honestly, we miss Pogba, we need Pogba, but we have good players".
Fan favourite Herrera, 28, was voted United's player of the season in 2016-17, but he has been conspicuous by his absence in the new campaign, only making his first start of the season in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Stoke City.
"I don't know if it's the same one - I just know it's a hamstring".
Pogba scored two goals and registered as many assists in United's first four league games, helping them rack up 10 points from a possible 12.
Mourinho, who guided United to three trophies last season, is said to have recognized the person and ordered Herrera into his office to discuss the problem. "The stadium will show him the respect he deserves before and after the match, not during the match".