Mata on how Paul Pogba suspension will hurt Man Utd

Date published: Thursday 7th December 2017 9:43

Juan Mata admitted Manchester United will miss Paul Pogba in Sunday’s derby – but he insists they have the squad to cover him.

Pogba will serve a three-match ban following his dismissal against Arsenal last weekend for a stamp on Hector Bellerin – with the first of those matches coming at arguably the worst possible time as they attempt to see off Manchester City.

Discussing the impact of Pogba’s absence, Mata said: “Yeah, it’s a big miss. He’s a fantastic player.

“He did a fantastic assist (on Tuesday). He’s a very complete midfielder, he can do all things. He will be a big miss but another player will play and try his best.

“I think we have a good squad and have good players to replace any other player. Hopefully we can win for him.”

 

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Mata was also questioned about the possible absence of compatriot David Silva for City, to which he said: “Yeah, we’re not getting into that!”

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