Leaving Manchester United players out of big games is torturous, says Sir Alex Ferguson

Red Devils manager reveals that Paul Pogba is the only man unavailable for the huge clash with rivals City, but picking men to sit on the sidelines is still a difficult decision
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has stated that choosing players to leave out of his side’s crucial clash against Manchester City on Monday is a "torturous" process.

Sir Alex revealed that he has almost a full squad to pick from ahead of the Manchester derby, but choosing players to leave out is always a difficult process.

"Everyone is fit. Apart from Paul Pogba, who is out for the season," he told MUTV.

"I think all the players would love to play so it makes it very difficult because I've got to leave players out of the whole squad.

"I can only pick 11 players and seven substitutes, so obviously I've got to leave three or four players on the sidelines who would love to play in this particular game.

"It's always hard for me. It doesn't matter how much experience [I've got] or how long I've been in the game. Having to leave good players out of big games is torturous. It really is."