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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba out of Manchester derby

Manchester United have been dealt a massive blow with the news that Paul Pogba will miss the Manchester derby

football Updated: Apr 26, 2017 20:32 IST
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba is fouled by Burnley's Andre Gray during a Premier League match on April 23. (REUTERS)

Paul Pogba will miss the Manchester derby on Thursday due to injury, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed. (IPL LIVE - RPS vs KKR LIVE SCORE)

The France international was taken off in the closing stages of United’s 2-0 win over Burnley on Sunday, with Mourinho admitting he was unsure if the problem was simply muscle fatigue or a more serious concern.

Although he would not specify the nature of the injury, Mourinho has now said that Paul Pogba will be unavailable for the trip to the Etihad Stadium this week.

Manchester United's French midfielder Paul Pogba is unfit for Thursday’s English Premier League football match vs Manchester City ( AFP )

Asked if Paul Pogba or Ander Herrera would be fit, he told a news conference: “Paul, no. Herrera, yes.”

He added that Antonio Valencia will return after having been rested for the win at Burnley, but centre-backs Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are still out.

“We go with what we have, we fight with what we have. I trust the boys. We are fighters and we go,” he said.

United are already without Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo, who have knee ligament injuries, while Juan Mata is yet to recover from groin surgery.

First Published: Apr 26, 2017 20:24 IST