Paul Pogba joked he should ‘discover ways to sort out’ after gifting away a penalty in Manchester United’s spectacular Europa League semi-final first leg victory over Roma on Thursday night.
The Frenchman ran the present within the 6-2 victory however, not for the primary time this season, was penalised after the ball struck his hand within the first half to offer Roma an equaliser from the spot.
Whereas his arm was in an unnatural place, and a penalty was in all probability in keeping with the foundations, it felt extremely harsh given Pogba wasn’t even trying on the ball.
It didn’t matter, although, as United, spearheaded by the infallible Edinson Cavani, delivered a clinic in ending to place the Purple Devils inside touching distance of the ultimate.
The Uruguayan hit two and performed a hand in 5 of the six objectives scored, with Bruno Fernandes additionally hitting a brace alongside Pogba and Mason Greenwood’s strikes.
Pogba, nevertheless, insisted the job was not carried out – although he joked he should work on his tackling following the penalty name.
He added: “I don’t know the way to sort out. Why ought to I sort out? I have to practise extra. I have to sort out with out arms. It’s unfortunate for me. But it surely’s OK. We’re assured nonetheless.”
He added: “The result’s constructive nevertheless it’s not completed, there’s yet another leg. Now we have to remain targeted and play the subsequent recreation with the identical mentality,” he advised BT Sport.
“First half we made two errors and conceded two objectives. After half-time we mentioned simply do the precise issues. We have been motivated to attain as many objectives as attainable.”