All Trends: Jose Mourinho to rotate United side ahead of Manchester derby

MAN UNITEDJose Mourinho says Paul Pogba will start against CSKA Moscow despite his red card against Arsenal, while David De Gea and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be rested.

– Pogba has avoided an additional suspension following his red card against Arsenal but will serve a three-game ban that rules him out of the Manchester derby.

– Mourinho says Luke Shaw deserves a chance in the Manchester United team.

– Victor Lindelof admits he is still coming to terms with the extra pressure of playing for Manchester United.

– With David De Gea in superb form, confidence is growing at Old Trafford ahead of Sunday’s showdown against the club’s crosstown rivals, writes Andy Mitten.

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FA CUP: Liverpool will host Everton in an FA Cup Merseyside derbyafter the draw for the third round was conducted on Monday, while Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea were all drawn to face sides from outside the Premier League.

ARSENAL: Olivier Giroud will have to decide whether or not to leave Arsenal during the winter transfer window, France’s assistant coach Guy Stephan has said.

– Arsenal’s new head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has admitted that expectations in him at his new club are “sky high.”

– Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has refused to admit defeat in the Premier League title race, despite falling 15 points behind leaders Manchester City.

– The United defeat has been met with a positive reaction from the fanbase, even though it showcased both the best and worst sides of this Gunners side, writes Mattias Karen.

CHELSEA: Cesc Fabregas insisted that he is still “very young” at 30 and feels as fit as at any point in his Chelsea career after working hard to gain Antonio Conte’s trust at Stamford Bridge.

– Antonio Conte “will be just fine” at Chelsea despite persistent speculation suggesting that he could leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, says the club’s former technical director Michael Emenalo.

– Andreas Christensen is looking at home in Chelsea’s three-man defence, writes Phil Lythell.

WATCH: Antonio Conte defends relationship with David Luiz

ATLETICO MADRID: Antoine Griezmann says Atletico Madrid are capable of beating Chelsea in their final Champions League Group C game on Tuesday.

– Filipe Luis said it is “frustrating” not to be able to call upon Diego Costa for the clash with former club Chelsea.

WATCH: Diego Simeone says Atletico must only focus on beating Chelsea

TOTTENHAM: Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has told NBC’s “Men In Blazers” podcast that he “allowed Tottenham to self-destruct” when refereeing the infamous 2-2 draw at Chelsea in May 2016.

– Spurs and West Ham United have apologised to supporters after their Premier League fixture was rearranged from New Year’s Eve to Thursday Jan. 4.

– In October, Tottenham looked like the most viable challengers to Man City for the title. Now they’re in freefall and need some veteran help if they’re to turn things around, writes Mark Ogden.

PSG: Strasbourg midfielder Dimitri Lienard has admitted he felt like “hurting” Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar during Saturday’s shock 2-1 win over the Ligue 1 leaders.

– Unai Emery says that his current PSG team are stronger than the side that was eliminated from the Champions League with by Barcelona last season.

– After their first defeat of the season, PSG can get back on track at Bayern, where even a close loss would see them top Group B, writes Jonathan Johnson.

WATCH: Should Neymar cut down on his showboating?

BAYERN MUNICH: Kingsley Coman says he is looking for “revenge” against his former side when Bayern Munich take on Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday.

– Bayern Munich are out for revenge against PSG in the Champions League this week, writes Mark Lovell.

WATCH: Jupp Heynckes says Bayern Munich must stop Neymar and Kylian Mbappe

LIVERPOOL: Loris Karius has told ESPN FC that Liverpool’s Champions League decider against Spartak Moscow will be a “final” for both teams.

– Loris Karius talks exclusively to ESPN FC: “There’s nothing people have to feel sorry for [us]. We chose the position and the pressure comes with it.”

– Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Joel Matip will miss the crucial Champions League game against Spartak Moscow through injury.

– Liverpool fans often harp about Roberto Firmino not being a good enough centre-forward for a club of its ambitions but his recent performances suggest otherwise, writes David Usher.

REAL MADRID: Athletic Bilbao president Josu Urrutia hopes goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga will remain at the club beyond next summer despite reported interest from La Liga rivals Real Madrid.

– Club president Florentino Perez has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to win a fifth Ballon d’Or when the award is announced on Thursday.

– Sergio Ramos broke the La Liga record for the most career red cards as he was sent off for the 19th time in league play on Saturday.

– Here’s a history of all Ramos’ club record 24 red cards across all competitions for Real Madrid.

BARCELONAA statue of Lionel Messi has been destroyed by vandals in Buenos Aires.

– Luis Suarez says there is “no way” Neymar could play for Real Madrid in the future due to the “admiration” he has for his former teammates at the Camp Nou.

– Samuel Umtiti will miss the Clasico against Real Madrid later this month after Barcelona confirmed he will be out for eight weeks with a torn hamstring.

WATCH: Valverde: Barca expecting a tough test against Sporting

AC MILAN: AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso says that he would rather have been stabbed than see Benevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli ruin his debut with a last-gasp equaliser on Sunday.

EVERTON: Everton are ready to rival Manchester City and Arsenal for West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans, sources close to the Toffees have told ESPN FC.

ITALY: Carlo Ancelotti has turned down an approach from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) to become the new Italy coach as he would prefer to find a job at club level.

 

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