Mourinho Faces Manchester Derby With Depleted Team As Pogba Joins Injury List

Mourinho Faces Manchester Derby With Depleted Team As Pogba Joins Injury List 

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba is out of Thursday's derby clash  with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium due to injury.

Pogba was substituted early in United's 2-0 away win against Burnley.


The former Juventus midfielder joins the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling who will not be available for the big clash.

Mourinho however said Ander Herrera will feature against the Citizens.

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“Paul, no. Herrera, yes," Mourinho said during his Wednesday's pre-match press conference.

“We go with what we have and we fight with what we have.

“I trust the boys, and we go with everything we have until the last second of the season, we hope. We are fighters, the boys are fighters, and we go.”

Mourinho played down the thought of United finishing above City, tressing that the Reds are only focused on finishing in the top four.

“It means nothing,” he said. “If we finish fifth and they finish sixth, it means nothing. If they finish third and we finish fourth, they are above us but it means a lot.

“This is not about Pep [Guardiola], this is not about City, this is about objectives and we want to try to play Champions League football. We still have two doors open.”

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