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United will not contest Paul Pogba's three-match ban for the red card
he received at Arsenal, which rules him out of the Manchester derby.
The France international helped Jose Mourinho's side claim a 3-1
victory at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, where he set up their first
and third goals.
But Pogba's evening ended early after he was red-carded in the 74th
minute for a studs-up challenge on Gunners defender Hector Bellerin.
Mourinho revealed after the match that United's record signing was
"frustrated" at compatriot Laurent Koscielny's reaction to his mistimed
tackle, but there will be no appeal forthcoming.
Pogba is set to feature against CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions
League on Tuesday as his suspension only counts for domestic
competitions and kicks in for the visit of Premier League leaders City
The 24-year-old midfielder will also be unavailable for the league
games against Bournemouth and West Brom, before coming back into
contention for the EFL Cup quarter-final clash with Bristol City on
"He's not suspended for the Champions League, he plays tomorrow," Mourinho said in his pre-match press conference on Monday.
"Of course, a bit tired because it was a huge match on the last
weekend and just two days to recover for CSKA, but very happy to play
tomorrow and to try and keep his momentum, because since he was back
from injury, he's been phenomenal."