PAUL POGBA is OUT of Manchester United’s crunch Premier League clash with Manchester City after picking up an injury against Burnley.
Jose Mourinho confirmed the news in his pre-match press conference at Carrington.
The 24-year-old limped out of United’s 2-0 win at Turf Moor as a smattering of late injuries marred the Premier League win.
When asked about the fitness of the world’s most expensive player, he said: “Pogba? No.”
But there is better news for United fans on Antonio Valencia and Ander Herrera who are available for selection.
Mourinho’s side are still in the hunt for the top four in the Premier League but news of a knock to Pogba will be the latest blow after a string of injuries to Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
United also have Juan Mata, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones out long-term.
Mourinho added after being asked who is fit: “Valencia, we go with what we have, we fight with what we have.
“I trust the boys and we go with everything we have and we will go until the last second of the season, we are fighters, the boys are fighters, we go.”
The Portuguese will hope for no more injury scares during the City game, with games against Swansea in the Premier League and Celta Vigo in the Europa League fast approaching.
United currently have 16 outfield players fit for their trip to City.
Mourinho said of Pogba’s injury on Sunday: “Dead he is for sure, if he’s injured or if it’s just the super accumulation of fatigue in his muscles, I don’t know.
“If he cannot play Thursday, he cannot play Thursday, we play another one and we don’t cry, like we didn’t today.”