Bailly nets own goal in derby day DEFEAT, Ronaldo eyes coaching role, Xavi targets Pogba

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Good morning UTD lovers

Manchester United faces rival Manchester City today at Old Trafford.

United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was hit with an injury like

Raphael Varane is out of the Champions League midweek draw at Atalanta.

Varane faces four to five weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, while Victor Lindelof prepares for a late fitness test due to a recent blow.

Paul Pogba will also miss the second match of the three-match ban after the red card he received against Liverpool two weeks ago.

On the other hand, City coach Pep Guardiola will miss Aymeric Laporte due to his suspension.

Laporte was sent off in last week’s 2-0 loss to Crystal Palace in the Etihad.

Guardiola will also make a late decision regarding Kyle Walker, who injured his foot against Brugge on Wednesday in the Champions League.

Ferran Torres is also dealing with a problem with his foot and will miss Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Red Devils star Cristiano Ronaldo wants to end his footballing career at Old Trafford and then move into a back-team role, SunSport revealed.

Ronaldo is keen to coach the club’s youth team – which could make him oversee the progress of his son Cristiano Jr.

A source said: “Ronaldo has made it clear to everyone that he is back for United to help them win titles.

“But in his mind he will play with them for more than two years.

“He is still at the peak of his fitness and loves to show that nothing is impossible.

“He is obsessed with football and knows everything about the game.

“A lot of players have started their coaching careers at United so he thinks it could be a good way to start the next chapter of his career.”

Finally, the upcoming Barcelona coach Xavi is keeping an eye on United star Pogba.

That’s according to El Nacional, which reports that the club legend has drawn up a transfer list of four players he wants to sign once he replaces Ronald Koeman at Barcelona.

The midfielder placed the roster as his contract is set to expire at the end of the season.

The former Al-Sadd coach is also looking forward to Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo, and Sevilla’s Jules Conde.

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