Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Derby DOUBTS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Derby DOUBTS

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CITY and United could be without key players for Thursday night's crucial derby clash.

Sergio Aguero and David Silva will be assessed today after being forced off during the FA Cup semi-final defeat against Arsenal yesterday at Wembley.

And Reds boss Jose Mourinho is unsure if Paul Pogba will be fit enough to play in the clash - which could go a long way to deciding the top-four places.

The United midfielder came off in stoppage time at the end of their Premier League win at Burnley yesterday, having played 120 minutes in the midweek triumph over Anderlecht.

Mourinho lauded Pogba as a 'hero' for performing so well after his two-hour Europa League outing and described him as 'dead' after a taxing week.

"Dead he is for sure, if he's injured or if it's just the super accumulation of fatigue in the muscles, I don't know," Mourinho said. …

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