Sunday 22 September 2019

Paul Pogba ruled out of Manchester derby as Alexis Sanchez is benched

Manchester United's Paul Pogba
Manchester United's Paul Pogba

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of the derby clash at Manchester City through injury.

The 25-year-old trained away from the main group on Friday with what was described as "a minor injury" but has been unable to recover in time to play at a ground where he netted twice in a 3-2 win for United in April.

Romelu Lukaku returned to the United squad after missing two matches with a hamstring issue but only made the bench, where he was joined by Alexis Sanchez.

The forward was replaced by Marcus Rashford in the starting line-up, with Marouane Fellaini coming in for Pogba after impressing off the bench in the midweek comeback win at Juventus.

Sergio Aguero replaced Gabriel Jesus despite the Brazilian's hat-trick against Shakhtar Donetsk, while Pep Guardiola preferred Riyad Mahrez to Leroy Sane.

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