Draxler and PSG happy to see ‘implausible’ Pogba banned

Paul Pogba’s suspension for Manchester United‘s Champions League last-16 return leg has given Paris Saint-Germain an benefit, mentioned Julian Draxler.

Pogba was despatched off within the closing levels of United’s 2-0 first-leg loss at residence to PSG within the Champions League on Tuesday.

The United star midfielder – who was proven a second yellow card for a problem on Dani Alves – will miss the journey to Paris on March 6 as a outcome.

Draxler and PSG are happy to see World Cup winner Pogba on the sidelines forward of subsequent month’s showdown.

“For me Paul is the best player of Manchester United,” he mentioned. “He’s a essential player for the crew and you may see he’s implausible [on Tuesday]. 

“That is why we’re very happy he is not going to play the second leg.

“I believe they began very properly so the strain was not simple for us, however within the second half we had been extra assured and the strain of Man United was a little bit much less. 

“That helped us to improve our game so we found some space on the pitch and we used that very well and that is why we deserved to win.”

United misplaced for the primary time beneath caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, snapping an 11-game unbeaten streak since December, and Pogba is probably not the one key player lacking for the aspect after they take the sphere for the return leg towards PSG. 

Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard​ are also doubts for the club, having both picked up knocks in Tuesday’s loss. 

PSG additionally handed United their heaviest residence European defeat following objectives to Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe, leaving the Premier League aspect with a mountain to climb at Parc des Princes subsequent month. 

The Manchester club even have powerful schedule to deal with between now and then. Next up is an FA Cup conflict with Chelsea, with a Premier League showdown towards title hopefuls Liverpool to observe. 

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