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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'Nemanja Matic out of CSKA Moscow clash'

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: 'Nemanja Matic out of CSKA Moscow clash'

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hinted that he will rotate his squad for their final Champions League group game against CSKA Moscow today. "He needs to play football and I'm not sure it's going to be at Manchester United", Neville said.

Porba will be eligible for Tuesday's Champions League match with CSKA Moscow and can return in the Premier League Dec. 23rd against Leicester City.

Paul Pogba's injury recently showed United's vulnerability in midfield without the Frenchman, which could be one of the reasons for Mourinho's interest in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup victor. He needs to work very hard on the muscular area that supports the knee that had the problem.

David De Gea gave the goalkeeping performance of the Premier League season in United's 3-1 victory at Arsenal on Saturday, but will not feature at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.

A awful injury early on in his fledgling Red Devils career put plans on the back foot and since his recovery there have been rumours of a struggle to keep weight down and a poor attitude have followed the England defender around.

"When the time for that hard work comes the fatigue comes".

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Mourinho also told ManUtd.com that he'll make some changes to his starting eleven with Sergio Romero set for a start in goal with David De Gea given a well-earned rest following his superb performance at the Emirates.

He said: "Romero is the best because he plays and my goalkeeper is always best in the world".

"All the other players that didn't play the last match are still out". So now David is the third best.

"I can only speak for myself, but I think all the guys are just focused on this game and then we'll focus on Sunday".

"We didn't qualify yet, we didn't finish first in the group yet, there are other clubs also involved in qualification and I need to keep a certain balance in the team".

And with that in mind, here is a potential XI for the meeting with the Russian side including Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw.