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Jose Mourinho confirms Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba OUT of Manchester City clash as Red Devils injury crisis mounts

Frenchman has picked up an injury and will miss the clash with United's cross-town rivals at the Etihad tomorrow night but Mourinho confirmed Antonio Valencia and Ander Herrera are available

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.

Paul Pogba hobbled off during Manchester United's 2-0 win over Burnley on Sunday

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Paul Pogba hobbled off during Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Burnley on Sunday

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.

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Jose Mourinho confirmed Ander Herrera should be fit for selection at the Manchester derby

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Jose Mourinho confirmed Ander Herrera should be fit for selection at the Manchester derby

Antonio Valencia limped out of Manchester United's Europa League tie with Anderlecht

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Antonio Valencia limped out of Manchester United's Europa League tie with Anderlecht
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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."

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic was given treatment on the pitch after landing awkwardly and hyper-extending his knee during Manchester United's Europa League quarter final win over Anderlecht

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic was given treatment on the pitch after landing awkwardly and hyper-extending his knee during Manchester United's Europa League quarter final win over Anderlecht

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."

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