POGBA TO MISS MANCHESTER DERBY AFTER ARSENAL RED CARD
The Frenchman was dismissed for a dangerous tackle on Hector Bellerin, putting a stain on a superb performance at the Emirates Stadium
Paul Pogba will miss the Manchester derby after receiving a straight red card against Arsenal on Saturday.
The Frenchman was dismissed for a dangerous tackle on Hector Bellerin with United leading 3-1 in the second half at the Emirates Stadium.
Pogba had been instrumental in establishing that lead, providing the assists for the Red Devils’ first and third goals and controlling the midfield.
But – barring an unlikely appeal – Jose Mourinho will now not be able to call upon Pogba when United host league leaders Manchester City in a crucial game next Sunday.
He will also miss the following home game against Bournemouth and a visit to West Brom as he serves a three-match ban before returning to contention for the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Bristol City on December 20.
Pogba could be back in the United lineup on Tuesday night before the ban kicks in, though, when they take on CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford in the Champions League.
The 24-year-old exchanged passes with Antonio Valencia as the right-back gave the visitors the lead in the fourth minute in north London.
Jesse Lingard doubled their advantage just seven minutes later, but Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back shortly after half-time as Arsenal piled on the pressure.