Just hours after after an interview emerged of Paul Pogba saying that he ‘hopes’ Manchester City’s title charge is hindered by injuries to key players, the French midfielder was sent off and will miss the Manchester derby.
Pogba was given a straight red for a reckless challenge on Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin after stretching to get the ball.
It might have been unintentional, but the referee was right to give a red card as the Frenchman sarcastically applauded the officials’ decision.
As soon as Pogba stamped on Bellerin, we heard the commentators state that Ashley Young ran over to Jose Mourinho to discuss the challenge, perhaps discussing how they would deal without the influential 24-year-old.
A day later, a picture of Young speaking to Mourinho has emerged online, but it wasn’t their reaction to the challenge that got everyone talking.
As you see in the picture above, the linesman’s reaction to the challenge is priceless.
Here are some reactions from the Pogba challenge, a day after it happened:
Pogba is a right cocky bastard clapping our fans for apparently getting him sent off.. Deserved. Absolutely ugly tackle just like his ridiculous hairstyle.