​Manchester United's Armenian hero Henrikh Mkhitaryan reckons that the team will face a tough time replacing Paul Pogba while he is injured. The Frenchman suffered a hamstring injury in United's 4-0 Champions League win against Basel.

Calling it a "difficult" time ahead, Mkhitaryan has expressed his thoughts over the absence of the Frenchman. Manchester United beat Everton 4-0 on Sunday despite Pogba's absence.

Mkhitaryan spoke to ​SFR Sport after the match and was asked how Pogba's injury will affect United to which the Armenian replied, "It's hard, because he's a top player for us. It's going to be very difficult, but the coach knows how to make up for that and we're going to help him come back stronger."

The former Borussia Dortmund man also heaped praise on former Manchester United great Wayne Rooney on his first return to Old Trafford since moving to Everton this summer. He said, "Rooney is a legend. He's an exceptional player. It's a shame that he's at Everton now."

Mkhitaryan continued by appreciating the fans' treatment towards Rooney as he concluded, "You saw how the fans treated him as if he was one of their own. Good luck to him for the rest of the season. It was a very good match, a bit difficult, but happily we won."