Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho dismissed the suggestion that Paul Pogba faces 12 weeks out as 'completely nonsense' as his hamstring injury is still being assessed.

The 24-year-old led United out as captain for the first time on Tuesday night, but only lasted 19 minutes of the Champions League opener against Basle due to a hamstring complaint.

Pogba left Old Trafford on crutches and has undergone scans, but Mourinho insists no definitive prognosis has been made on the influential midfielder's absence amid talk of a three-month lay-off.