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Paul Pogba will start Manchester United’s final Champions League group game against CSKA Moscow before he begins a three-match domestic ban.

The midfielder was sent off in Sunday’s 3-1 Premier League win at Arsenal.

Manchester United have decided against appealing the red card, meaning the Frenchman will be suspended for the Manchester derby at the weekend.

Nemanja Matic (muscle problem) is out while Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be rested but Luke Shaw could return to the side.

Shaw to start?

The former Southampton left-back has played just 48 minutes of first-team football this season.

Manchester United are all but through to the last 16 but a point will secure top spot in Group A and boss Jose Mourinho hinted the return of Shaw could be one of a few changes he makes.

“I am going to make a few, but not too many, changes,” Mourinho said.

“We didn’t qualify yet, we didn’t finish first in the group yet, there are other clubs also involved in qualification and I need to keep a certain balance in the team.

“But when we speak about Luke Shaw, he’s working to have an opportunity and sooner or later that opportunity will arrive because he deserves that opportunity.

“He is selected for tomorrow for sure….to start or be on the bench, I cannot answer.”

‘De Gea is third best right now’

David de Gea made 14 saves in the game against Arsenal, the joint-most in a Premier League game since 2003-04, when Opta started collecting this data.

Sergio Romero will start in goal as David de Gea is rested.

De Gea was superb against Arsenal at the weekend, making 14 saves including a stunning double save from Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez.

When asked if he had seen a better goalkeeper this year, Mourinho responded playfully: “Yes. Romero.

“Because he plays tomorrow. My goalkeeper is always the best goalkeeper in the world.

“Now David is third best. Romero is number one and Joel [Pereira] number two.”



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