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  1. Jose Mourinho news conference at 14:00 GMT
  2. Man Utd host CSKA Moscow on Tuesday
  3. Paul Pogba set to miss derby after red card
  4. Get involved - #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth

All times stated are UK

And that, I believe, is a wrap for now - but make sure you tune back in from 18:45 GMT for the FA Cup third round draw followed by Slough Town v Rochdale.

We'll also have Manchester United's final Champions League group game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday covered for you with build-up from 18:30 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Thanks for following, until next time....

The word that cannot be mentioned

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tues, 19:45BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

That was a less than enlightening couple of press conferences.

Jose Mourinho knew he would be asked about Paul Pogba. He also reasoned, correctly, that next weekend's derby with Manchester City would be on the media's agenda.

He didn't want to talk about either - and didn't.

And it appeared Victor Lindelof had been told not to stray onto the derby either.

He was asked whether it had been mentioned. Not only did he say it hadn't, he referred to it as 'the other game' and 'that game'.

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Anyway, if you missed that Manchester United news conference earlier, here's a quick, bite-size recap from Simon Stone, who was at Carrington to quiz boss Jose Mourinho and defender Victor Lindelof...

'A new Crystal Palace, a new era'

Crystal Palace

Here's what Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has to say about it ...

"We need a stadium that reflects who we are, how far we have come and where we want to go - a stadium that South London can be proud of, a home worthy of our incredible support and unique atmosphere and this great Premier League we represent.

"We have worked long and hard and looked at several options over the years, including returning to the original site of Crystal Palace, which wasn't viable. While we can't go back to it, we can build a new one and today I am proud, in conjunction with our partners KSS, to introduce a new Selhurst Park with a new Crystal Palace for a new era.

"We are creating a new home worthy of our Club, our fans and our community, and a celebration of our 112 years in south London."

It's going to look a little something like this....

Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace

Palace to increase Selhurst Park

Just a quick one for you...

Crystal Palace have confirmed they will stay at Selhurst Park and increase the ground's capacity from 26,000 to more than 34,000.

The main stand will have five storeys and there will be a bigger pitch.

A planning application will be submitted in January 2018 with the club hoping work can start later in the year.

The project is expected to cost between £75m to £100m.

100% record...

Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

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Pep Guardiola's side have absolutely stormed that group - winning five from five so far to guarantee their progression as group winners.

Man City to take strong squad

Shakhtar Donetsk v Manchester City (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

Meanwhile, Manchester City are taking a strong squad to Ukraine for their final Champions League group game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

City taking strong squad to Ukraine. Only Silva and De Bruyne (suspended) missing. @PhilFoden travels

The maths...

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)


Simon Gleave, head of analysis of Gracenote Sports, has done the maths and worked out what chance teams have of progressing to the knockout stage.

Using the Euro Club Index ranking from Gracenote Sports and Hypercube, Gleave and his team have simulated the remainder of the Champions League group phase one million times based on their current ratings for the clubs involved and the results to date.

"Manchester United are still not mathematically through but will only fail to reach the knockout phase if they lose by at least seven goals against CSKA AND Basel beat Benfica," he says.

"United have actually been statistically through (ie 100% chance rounded) since the end of the third match day."

Lindelof 'not thinking about City'

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

After Manchester United host CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, Manchester City visit Old Trafford in a battle of the Premier League's top two.

Is Victor Lindelof thinking about that derby yet?

"We're all professionals and focused on the game tomorrow," he says. "We've not spoken about that game. After tomorrow we will talk about the other game."

'Mourinho's been good to me'

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

How did the Sweden international feel about having been left out of the team on his arrival at Old Trafford?

"Always when you come to a new club, you have to learn," says Lindelof.

"I learn every day. The manager has been very good for me."

'More eyes watching you'

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Now then, what's Victor Lindelof got to say?

"Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world," says the 23-year-old defender, who signed from Benfica in the summer.

"You have more eyes watching you - that is the biggest difference.”

Shaw 'deserves opportunity'

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Jose Mourinho says left-back Luke Shaw will be "selected for sure" against CSKA Moscow, but would not clarify whether he will start or be on the bench for Manchester United.

"He’s working to have an opportunity," he adds.

"Sooner or later the opportunity will arrive because he deserves that opportunity."

Lindelof 'like the team'

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

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Victor Lindelof is the player up alongside Jose Mourinho today. The Swede has come in for some criticism since his move from Benfica in the summer.

Asked about the defender's start to life at Manchester United, Mourinho said: "He is like the team.

"When the team plays well he does, when the team doesn't, he doesn't. They were not mistakes against the level of the team."

How it stands

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Group A
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Basel brush aside United

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)


United could, and probably should, have already secured their progression from a group that also includes Basel, Benfica and CSKA.

But a 1-0 defeat by the Swiss outfit last time out stunted their progress.

The visitors were undone by Michael Lang's 89th-minute goal, after Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo had hit the woodwork for Mourinho's side.

Mourinho 'not thinking' about derby

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Is Mourinho thinking about the derby with Manchester City next weekend?

"Easy," he said when asked if it was possible to concentrate on Tuesday's Champions League game against CSKA Moscow instead.

"We are used to it. It's just the next match, we don't think about the next. It's just about tomorrow."

'Zlatan not injured'

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

So what's the issue with Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Jose Mourinho has said the forward will not feature against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.

"Not injured," says the Portuguese. "He needs very hard work on the muscular area that supports the knee that had a problem.

"When period comes, so does fatigue. He cannot play for these days. His cycle of work will be over after CSKA."

'Pogba's been phenomenal'

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)


Here's more from Jose Mourinho on Paul Pogba, nicely dodging the question of whether Manchester United have appealed against the midfielder's red card.

"He is very happy to play tomorrow," says Mourinho. "It is the match that matters.

"Of course he is a bit tired because it was a huge match last weekend and just two days to recover.

"He is very happy to play tomorrow and try to keep this momentum - since he was back form injury he has been phenomenal."

Romero starts in Champions League

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Midfielder Michael Carrick is also out for the CSKA game, while Mourinho says Sergio Romero will start in goal.

Zlatan out for CSKA

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)


Mourinho adds that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not available for tomorrow's game, but the Manchester United boss hopes his veteran forward will be back after that...

A derby appearance for Zlatan?

'Pogba plays on Tuesday'

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

There we have it, first question, straight in on the Paul Pogba red card.

Will Manchester United appeal against the decision?

"He's not suspended for the Champions League," says Mourinho. "He plays tomorrow."

A Stone's throw from Jose

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

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Our man Simon Stone is in position for the news conference.

Better shout up Stoney, Jose will never hear you from there...

Record breakers

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tues, 19:45BST)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Jose Mourinho will face the media to discuss Manchester United's Champions League encounter with CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.

Quite apart from if Paul Pogba has appealed against the red card he received at Arsenal on Saturday, which threatens to rule him out of next weekend's Manchester derby, or whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic is fit, there is the fact if United avoid defeat they will equal the club record of 40 home games unbeaten.

Their last defeat at Old Trafford was last September - against Manchester City.

Will United appeal Pogba ban?

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)


I'm sure there will be a question or two directed at Jose Mourinho regarding whether the club have appealed against Paul Pogba's red card.

The midfielder was sent off for a stamp on Arsenal's Hector Bellerin on Saturday, a punishment which brings with it a three-game ban.

That will see Pogba miss the derby against neighbours Manchester City on Sunday.

Will it be #Pogback? Or, errm, #Pogbanned...

Almost there...

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

So what are we here for?

Well, Manchester United host CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday knowing anything better than a seven-goal defeat in their final group game will guarantee them a spot in the last 16.

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Hands up if you're joining us for Jose Mourinho's news conference...

Anyway, we're going to leave it there for the moment, but will be back with you for Jose Mourinho's press conference from 14:00 GMT.

In the mean time, and after another Garth cracker, how about fill that Sportsday void by picking your own team of the week?

You can do that by clicking right here.

See you in a bit...

Who made Garth's team of the week?

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

Manchester United's David de Gea heads up the team of week after a goalkeeping masterclass against Arsenal at the weekend.

De Gea made a total of 14 saves, the joint-most in a Premier League game since 2003-04, including a brillaint double stop from Arsenal forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez.

Here's Garth's team in full...

Garth Crooks' team of the week graphic
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Time up for Slutsky

Ex- Hull City manager, Leonid Slutsky
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Hull City are on the hunt for their fourth manager since July 2016 after Leonid Slutsky departed from the club by "mutual consent".

With no win in the last seven games and struggling to stay afloat in the Championship, the first Russian to manage an English side leaves the Tigers having won only four of his 20 league games in charge.

Under Slutsky's leadership the Tigers scored 34 goals in the Championship, but conceded 37 - the third-highest total in the division.

Slutsky said: "I am very proud to have been through this experience, it was challenging but a very exciting time for me."

With Hull facing the likes of Leeds, Derby and Fulham during a busy festive period, Tiger's fans will be hoping to find a new manager under the Hull City Christmas tree...

Right a quick bit of Championship news for you now...

Gameplan: Let them lose the title

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Here's a bit more from that remarkable interview with Clattenburg, who left his job as a Premier League official to become Saudi Arabia's new head of referees in February.

Asked if he helped to "script" the game, he replied: "I helped the game. I certainly benefited the game by my style of refereeing.

"Some referees would have played by the book; Tottenham would have been down to seven or eight players and probably lost and they would've been looking for an excuse.

"But I didn't give them an excuse, because my gameplan was: Let them lose the title."

Did Spurs 'self-destruct'?

Talking of Tottenham's title chances, referee Mark Clattenburg has said he let Spurs "self-destruct" while in charge of their key game against Chelsea in May 2016.

Spurs needed to beat Chelsea to retain any hope of winning the league, but Clattenburg says he "went in with a gameplan" so he could not be blamed by Tottenham for losing the title.

Speaking to NBC's Men in Blazers podcast, he said: "I allowed them [Spurs] to self-destruct so all the media, all the people in the world went: 'Tottenham lost the title.'

"If I sent three players off from Tottenham, what are the headlines? 'Clattenburg cost Tottenham the title.' It was pure theatre that Tottenham self-destructed against Chelsea and Leicester won the title."

'Spurs will not win the league'

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

Alan Shearer

Former Newcastle striker on BBC Match of the Day

I didn't think the referee (Martin Atkinson) was decent at all. I don't think it was a penalty on Richarlison, but the referee gave a red card (to Davinson Sanchez), which I think is slightly harsh. Sanchez has not thrown his elbow out.

It is alright playing in the glory games against Real Madrid, but in the Premier League, Tottenham are starting so slowly.

They are missing Toby Alderweireld but that is not an excuse for the way they are starting. I thought Dele Alli was poor, sloppy.

From a Spurs point of view you just can't turn up in the big games, you have to turn up against the smaller teams and that is why Tottenham will not win the league.

Sanchez sees red for Spurs

Watford 1-1 Tottenham


The main talking point at Vicarage Road came when Davinson Sanchez was sent off, however.

The Tottenham defender put his arm across Richarlison, catching the Watford forward in the face.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said his side were "brave" to hang on for a point after Sanchez's sending off in the 52nd minute.

Silva's Watford transformation

Watford 1-1 Tottenham

For Watford, it was another impressive result in what has been a superb season so far since Marco Silva took over in the summer.

The Hornets finished one place above the relegation zone in 2016-17 under Walter Mazzarri, but Silva, appointed manager in May, has helped transform the side into a hard-to-beat, physical, but talented team.

This result is the third time this season that Watford have not lost against a top-six side, after also drawing 3-3 with Liverpool in August and beating Arsenal 2-1 in October.

And they could have taken all three points had Abdoulaye Doucoure's shot crept inside the post or Eric Dier been pulled up for what looked like a handball inside the box.

Eyes on Europe?

Watford 1-1 Tottenham


Anyway, enough squabbling gents, you both picked up decent results at the weekend.

Silva's Watford are eighth in the table and six points off a European spot after they drew 1-1 with Tottenham on Saturday.

Christian Kabasele headed in an opener, but Son Heung-min finished off Christian Eriksen's cross to equalise.


Deeney to Everton?


I wonder how Marco Silva will feel when Sam Allardyce goes looking to buy one of his strikers then?

That's the story leading today's gossip column, with ESPN reporting Everton have made Troy Deeney their number one January target.

You can read all of today's gossip here.

'When I'm 63...'

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After telling people to look at what Allardyce was doing when he was 40, Silva added: "Then look at what I am doing at the same age - or you can wait until I am 63 years old, and then we can compare what I have done."

And what better name to throw into the mix when you're making a comparison argument than Stoke striker Peter Crouch?

Speaking to the Mirror, Silva said: "I read what he said, but when he made this comparison it does not make sense," added Silva,

"It's like me comparing the five goals Richarlison has scored in the Premier League with Peter Crouch.

"Crouch is nearly 37, Richarlison is 20 - Crouch has played so many games and Richarlison far less."

A bit of context on this story for you, the careers of Sam Allardyce and Marco Silva...

Silva started his managerial career with Estoril and guided them to promotion into Portugal's top division before joining Sporting and leading them to Portuguese Cup success in 2015.

He moved to Olympiakos and claimed a Champions League group-stage victory at Arsenal in September 2015 in a season which ended with him guiding the side to the Greek top-flight title.

Allardyce began his managerial career as player-manager of League of Ireland side Limerick in 1991 aged 36 and he led them into the Republic of Ireland's top flight after winning the first division.

He went on to become caretaker manager of Preston before becoming Blackpool boss just before his 40th birthday.