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Man Utd boss Ferguson confirms Pogba set for Cup start

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Paul Pogba will start tonight against Crystal Palace.

It will mark the Frenchman's first start in a competitive game for United.

"It will be a young squad," Ferguson said. "The only area where I have problems is central midfield and I may play Paul Pogba in there. We will have to wait and see but I have plenty of players to choose from. I need to give games to the players who need them, like [Mame Biram] Diouf and [Federico] Macheda, who is coming back from an arm injury, plus all the younger players like Zeki Fryers and the Da Silva brothers, and [Chris] Smalling has come back so he may play."

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