Red Card, Pogba Absent at Derby Manchester
The victory at home to Arsenal left a stain for Manchester United Agen piala dunia 2018. Paul Pogba was told to be absent at Manchester Derby next week.
On a visit to Arsenal headquarters at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (3/12/2017), MU won 3-1 thanks to two goals from Jesse Lingard who opened Antonio Valencia goal in the early minutes of the game. Arsenal could reduce the score by Alexandre Lacazette.
Pogba himself look slick in the game with donations of two assists for Valencia goals and Lingard second goal. Pogba almost perfect performance if there is no incident that happened to him in the 74th minute.
Losing the ball while in midfield, Pogba tried to chase but Hector Bellerin preceded him. Pogba who stuck out his legs finally stepped on Bellerin.
Referee Andre Marriner who was close to the incident mercilessly brandished a red card and Pogba had to end the fight faster. Lucky MU did not lose the advantage of two goals that have been obtained.
Red card is a disaster for MU considering Pogba automatically miss three games. That means the French midfielder should be absent during home games at Old Trafford next week to face top standings Manchester City on Sunday (10/12) night local time.
“It’s a big loss but the team has players who can adapt to that condition, all players have to work hard to enter the starting XI,” Lingard told BBC.
In addition Pogba also could not appear against West Bromwich Albion and Bournemouth. Suspensions for him could be longer considering Pogba acts sarcastically by clapping his hands as he leaves the field.
Noted Opta, this is Pogba’s first red card in 4.5 years after the latter got it while defending Juventus against Palermo in May 2013.
MU burden to win at home City more and more heavy considering they’ve lost the other midfield duo, Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini.