Paul Pogba has finally spoken about the red card incident of his against Arsenal, which resulted in him getting suspended for Manchester United’s next few games
The France international has admitted that he was caught out by Bellerin’s unusual body position in last weekend’s clash, GOAL reports. The midfielder claimed it was an unintentional foul, but he accepted the referee’s decision.
The Red Devils went on to win their showdown against Arsenal last weekend, as Mourinho’s men beat Wenger’s side 3-1 in the Premier League, and Paul Pogba was dismissed due to a challenge when he and Hector Bellerin met each other up close. The bigger problem is, that Mourinho will be without his favourite playmaker against league leaders Manchester City.
It was a moment that provoked controversy, as the France international midfielder seemed to be caught out by the unusual body position of the Gunners defender, GOAL continues.
Pogba has claimed that the incident was, in fact an accident and said he had misread Bellerin’s situation and what he was going to do with the ball.
“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,” the France international said.
“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 football,” Pogba added.
Since his suspension is not valid for Champions League games, Pogba played the full 90 minutes in the Devils’ match against CKSA Moscow on Tuesday night. In that game, Jose Mourinho’s side managed to come back from behind to claim a 2-1 victory thanks the goals of Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.