Paul Pogba reacts to being subbed off at half-time

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was made captain on the night, as Manchester United defeated Granada 2-0 in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final clash at Old Trafford.

However, Pogba only lasted 45 minutes on the pitch and was subbed off at half-time.

Pogba came off at half-time with Donny van de Beek coming on for him, and he was at risk of getting a red card in the game.

Pogba took his substitution in good faith and admitted that he was sure Van de Beek will do well on the pitch.

“I know if I come off the other player who comes on will make the difference as well,” Pogba told BT Sport after the match.

“This yellow card was unfortunate, for me it wasn’t a yellow card but you have to accept it. But we win the game and that is most important.”

When asked if he stood a risk of Granada players using that early booking to try and get him sent off, Pogba added: “For sure. I know the foul just after it, I could see all the players trying to get me out.

“And that was when the manager saw it as well that it is better I came out before I get the red card and put my team in difficulty.”

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