Manchester United and French national football squad midfielder Paul Pogba may receive additional suspension for the red card he was shown during the Red Devils' English Premier League football match against Arsenal (London), according to The Daily Mail newspaper of the UK.
As the match lost some of its high-octane momentum, referee Andre Marriner sent off Paul Pogba for a studs-up tackle on Hector Bellerin to change the balance of the contest, but Arsenal could not take advantage.
"I would like it if Paul could play against us because I like to face the teams with the best players possible to see if we are able to beat them". I think, in the end, it was an expression.
Pogba's pending ban was gleefully received by some City fans after the France worldwide earlier told the BBC's Football Focus he hoped their rivals would "get some very important players injured", as had been the case at United while the gap at the top widened.
Given the form City are in, defending that line as much as breaking past it will be paramount to United coming away with a result, however with Pogba out a key facet of United's physicality in the middle of the pitch evaporates. "I'm pretty sure he doesn't want other players to get injured".
"I would prefer to win (games) earlier but the Premier League is the Premier League", Guardiola said. A little. how can I say? Do you play split strikers with Martial and Lukaku? Arsenal played in some period wonderful attacking football - creating difficulties for us.
Ironically though, the Gunners seemed have been denied what the replays showed to be two penalties in the second half through late challenges on Alexandre Lacazette and Danny Welbeck in the area. If that is to be the case, Pogba would subsequently miss the Carabao Cup quarter final against Bristol City on 20th December.
With that in account, they Portuguese boss may want to just try to be satisfied with the wonderful result they secured and plan ahead of their fixture against City, especially with the 24-year-old no longer an option.
"That is why I'm happy because we were able to do it in the second half".