Manchester United Paul Pogba expressed his hopes that Manchester City’s injury problems could derail the current Premier League leader’s performance this term.
Following United’s win over Arsenal, Jose Mourinho’s men were able to reduce goal deficit against City, although coach Pep Guardiola claimed that he and his team have the chance to restore the eight-point advantage as the Citizens take on West Ham United.
Pogba, when asked whether he believed that City might slip up before the end of the season, he said, “I do.”
“I hope … it’s bad to say things like that but fortunately for us I hope they will get some very important players injured, like what’s happening with us, because people don’t see this, don’t speak about this, but every time we have, like, players injured, important players, they get injured when there is important games.
“So if that starts happening with them as well maybe we’ll get a little difference, you know? A little … how can I say? A little touch that makes them weaker.”
Meanwhile, the 24-year-old French footballer is bound to serve sanction after being shown a red card for a challenge on Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin on Saturday.
Manchester United will face CSKA Moscow on Tuesday for a UEFA Champions League clash.
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