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Paul Pogba gives United an injury worry ahead of Manchester derby

Paul Pogba gives United an injury worry ahead of Manchester derby
By PA Sport

09/11/2018 at 16:36Updated 09/11/2018 at 18:33

The France midfielder missed training on Friday.

Paul Pogba is an injury doubt for Manchester United’s derby clash with Manchester City after missing training on Friday.

The 25-year-old played the full 90 minutes against former club Juventus on Wednesday as Jose Mourinho’s men came back to secure a stunning 2-1 win in the Champions League.

However, Pogba was conspicuous by his absence from United’s training session on Friday – an unneeded injury scare ahead of Sunday’s derby at the Etihad Stadium, where he netted a brace in April’s 3-2 victory.

Paul Pogba helped inspire Manchester United to derby victory at the Etihad Stadium last season

The Red Devils will be hoping that what is being described as a “little injury” will not keep the World Cup winner out against City.

Press Association Sport understands Pogba did indoor work at the Aon Training Complex on Friday as a result of the issue.

Romelu Lukaku is already a doubt for the derby, having missed the trips to Bournemouth and Juventus with a hamstring injury sustained last Friday.

The striker trained with the group this Friday, as did Alexis Sanchez, who took a blow in Turin.

Mourinho said ahead of the session: “Lukaku is training with the team this morning.

“We have of course one more session tomorrow, but if the answer is positive, he’s ready.

“But in this moment, I can only say he trains with the team. I don’t know his answer.”

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