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EPL: Paul Pogba makes another claim after Sunday defeat

Timothy Aiyeku

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EPL gant, Man United suffered a defeat against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday, no thanks to the second half goal by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the spot in the second half.

French midfielder, Paul Pogba was caught to have committed an infringement against Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin and the Gunners were handed the penalty that decided the game.

Paul Pogba has now conceded a penalty in three of Man United’s last five home games despite not giving the best of his performance to the club.

The defeat is Man United’s third in four home games this season as the fourth game ended in a draw and that explains that they have not won any of their last four games at Old Trafford.

Arsenal also recorded their first win against Man United at Old Trafford since 2006 and it was their first win after 26 games against any of the top-six teams away from the Emirates Stadium.

Reacting to the defeat, Paul Pogba told BBC that he actually felt touching Hector Bellerin in the box, adding that he was a bit out of breath to have made such a mistake.

“I knew I was in the box. I shouldn’t have given a penalty away like that. Maybe I was out of breath, it made me do this stupid mistake.

“We know it’s a poor performance. Myself, I cannot give a foul away like this. T thought I would touch the ball but I didn’t. I cost us the goal today with the penalty.” He told BBC.

The result of Sunday’s game makes it the first time for Man United not to win their first four home games since the 1972-73 seasons.

The dressing room is expected to be quiet at Man United but more to it is the fact that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be sacked if the results fail to improve.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.