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David Silva to sit-out Man City's final UCL group game

David Silva has been integral to Pep Guardiola and Man City's early season success. Credit: PA

David Silva is not travelling to Ukraine for Manchester City's final Champions League group game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

The Spain playmaker, who scored the late winner in the Premier League leaders' victory over West Ham on Sunday, is being rested for the Group F game in Kharkiv.

Kevin De Bruyne was also absent from the squad which left Manchester on Monday afternoon as he is suspended for the game.

Both players will be expected to return for the derby clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The only other notable omissions from the travelling party were injured defenders Benjamin Mendy and John Stones.

Youngsters Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz, Tosin Adarabioyo and Daniel Grimshaw were included by manager Pep Guardiola.

City are already assured of top spot in the group having won their opening five matches.


Pogba to start for Man United against CSKA Moscow

Manchester United have opted out of an appeal process regarding Pogba's domestic ban. Credit: PA

Paul Pogba will start Manchester United's last Champions League group game against CSKA Moscow but Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not feature.

Pogba was sent off against Arsenal and is suspended for Sunday's Manchester derby, while United are handling Ibrahimovic with care after his return from knee ligament damage.

Luke Shaw could appear for just the third time this season, Sergio Romero replaces David De Gea in goal and the injury list contains Nemanja Matic, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly.

Man United squad to face CSKA: Romero, Pereira, Lindelof, Rojo, Smalling, Valencia, Young, Darmian, Blind, Shaw, Tuanzebe, Pogba, Matic, Herrera, McTominay, Mata, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Martial, Rashford, Lukaku.

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