Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba/COURTESY
BY UPESINEWS SPORTS REPORTER/SKY SPORTS,26TH APRIL 2017– Manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will have to sit out of Thursday’s derby against Man City.
Pogba misses out due to injury but Antonio Valencia is fit to return and Ander Herrera is also available.
A win at the Etihad would be a huge boost for United, as it would take them above City and into fourth place in the Premier League table.
And Mourinho stressed that that, on this occasion, the battle for a top finish is more significant than local bragging rights.
“If you finish fifth and they sixth we are above them but it means nothing,” said the United boss.
“If they finish third and we finish fourth, they are above us and it means a lot.
“This is not about Pep (Guardiola, City manager) or City. It’s about objectives and we want to play Champions League football and we still have two doors open (Premier League and Europa League).”