Manchester United have decided not to appeal Paul Pogba’s red card against Arsenal who was sent off with 16 minutes remaining at the Emirates, for appearing to stamp on Hector Bellerin.
He will now miss three matches, including this weekend’s Manchester Derby.
Jose Mourinho’s side are looking to cut down the eight-point gap between them and Manchester City when they meet at Old Trafford on Sunday.
But reports in the UK say they have accepted they will be without Pogba, who has three goals and five assists in eight league appearances this term.
The France midfielder will also miss games against Bournemouth and West Brom.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho, has said that Paul Pogba will feature in Tuesday’s Champions League clash against CSKA Moscow.
Mourinho refused to confirm if they have appealed against Pogba’s red card, which he was shown in their 3-1 win at Arsenal, for a challenge on Hector Bellerin.
“He’s very happy to play tomorrow. It’s the next match, it’s the match that matters. Since he has been back from injury, he’s been phenomenal,” the United boss told a press conference on Monday.
However, Nemanja Matic, who also started at the Emirates last weekend, has been ruled out of the fixture.
“We have problems, we have injuries. Matic is injured and when I say he is injured, he is injured.
“I am not going to make him play tomorrow so Matic is out. A couple of others guys are playing every match and they also need a rest.
More importantly, the others deserve an opportunity to play,” Mourinho added.