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Pogba to miss Man United FA Cup tie due to illness

Jose Mourinho has spent the week defending his relationship with Paul Pogba. Credit: PA

Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Manchester United's FA Cup tie against Huddersfield due to illness.

United boss Jose Mourinho had insisted that the France midfielder, 24, would play after addressing what he said were "lies" about his relationship with the player during his Friday press conference.

But the club announced on Twitter on Saturday morning: "Paul Pogba will miss today's @EmiratesFACup tie at Huddersfield due to illness. U23s midfielder Ethan Hamilton has taken his place in the squad."

Wigan boss Cook admits facing Man City will be 'massive challenge'

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Wigan manager Paul Cook believes it will be a "massive challenge" for his team to make any significant impact against Manchester City.

The Latics will face City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday at the DW Stadium. Cook's side sit second in League One but will be taking on a team who are top of the Premier League.

Cook admitted he'd have to watch his words and highlighted the quality his side will be up against.

You have to be careful with what you say sometimes because all we can do is sit here and offer superlatives about what Man City are doing and how good they are.

The reality for us is we've got to try and beat them. With the best will in the world, everything that they do, every side that comes before them, they seem to put away quite comfortably.

For us it's a massive challenge, not just to compete in the game, but can we actually take the game to Man City at times? Not many teams seem to be able to do that.

If we fall victim to Man City then we move on to our league campaign. I'd like to think on the night we can have moments in the game and we conduct ourselves as a club in a really good light.

– Paul Cook
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