Paul Pogba, a midfielder for Manchester United, said he was proud to captain the Red Devils during their 2-0 win over Granada.
Pogba captained United in the absence of Harry Maguire, but only for the first hour, as he was substituted after picking up a yellow card at the restart. Before being replaced at halftime, he got an assist for Edinson Cavani’s opener in the 6th minute.
On his substitution
“There were some tackles, yellow cards,” he said after the game.
“It was a bit of everything. We got a goal in the first half, that made me happy. I had to come off, obviously. We had a 1-0 [lead], that was good obviously but I knew that if I come off, the player coming on would make a difference as well.”
”The yellow [card] was unfortunate. For me, it wasn’t a yellow card and I’m sure [it’s the same] for a lot of people. I think it was a foul against me but I got a yellow card. We win the game and that’s the most important [thing].“
The Frenchman expressed his joy and pride at being named captain of the Red Devils.
“Of course, being captain here at Manchester United, in this stadium, at home, is a privilege and an honor,” the midfielder said.
“It’s a privilege for me, and I always strive to give it my all for this team and this club. This made me extremely happy and proud.”
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