Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has spoken for
the first time since his sent off in the Premier League
match against Arsenal at the Emirate last weekend.
The red card incident saw the Frenchman ruled out of
Sunday’s Manchester derby.
The incident generated controversy, as the France
international midfielder seemed to be caught out by the
unusual body position of the Arsenal defender, Hector
The former Juventus man said the incident was an
Pogba said, “I didn’t really speak after the game – I didn’t
have time – but I think Hector, I know him as well, and I
would never give him a tackle like this.
“Unfortunately for me I thought he would put his feet and
he was in a position that was a disadvantage for me so I
have done it.
“It looks very bad, but the intention wasn’t like that. They
had the decision, the referee got the red card and that’s
Pogba played the full 90 minutes in Tuesday’s Champions
League match against CKSA Moscow, with Jose
Mourinho’s side, coming from behind to claim a 2-1 win.