Manchester United will miss Paul Pogba against Manchester City - Fernandinho

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He claims the English worldwide and midfielder Paul Pogba would beat the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic in cutting it in Pep Guardiola's side.

City were thought likely to play in an ICC tournament in China in 2018 but organisers may hold off on staging such an event in that country until a non-World Cup year.

MANCHESTER: Manchester United have the talent to cope with Paul Pogba's absence during their top-of-the-table showdown with Manchester City, fellow midfielder Juan Mata said ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash.

"Now, especially on Sunday and during Christmas time", the 29-year-old stated.

Certainly playing with the likes of Nemanja Matic and working with such a tactically astute manager as Jose Mourinho can only help to iron out any kinks in the supremely talented midfielders game.

'But Manchester United have good players and it doesn't matter who is going to play in his position, they will do a good job. Manchester United found the equalizing goal in the 64th minute through Lukaku, but it was all down to the quality on the chipped pass from Pogba. "He's also a threat in the box off set-pieces and defending side of it as well, he's a big giant in the box and a big presence there".

When Manchester United talisman Paul Pogba was sent off during his team's 3-1 win against Arsenal last Saturday, it was a moment that could have turned the match on its head. According to Opta, Paul Pogba already has six assists in his 12 appearances, which has equalled as many as he had last season in 51 appearances. To win those games you need to give everything.

"We need to [attack]", he added. "You need to be there offensively and defensively", the French global told official Man Utd website.

Fernandinho, 32, said: The people around the club, when we start to win a lot of games, they start to say a lot of things and it's not good.

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