Man United midfilder Paul Pogba, has spoken for the first time since his sent off in the Premier League match against Arsenal at the Emirate last weekend.
The red card incident saw the Frenchman ruled out of Sunday’s Manchester derby.
The incident generated controversy, as the France international midfielder seemed to be caught out by the unusual body position of the Arsenal defender, Hector Bellerin.
The former Juventus man said the incident was an accident.
Pogba said, “I didn’t really speak after the game – I didn’t have time – but I think Hector, I know him as well, and I would never give him a tackle like this.
“Unfortunately for me I thought he would put his feet and he was in a position that was a disadvantage for me so I have done it.
“It looks very bad, but the intention wasn’t like that. They had the decision, the referee got the red card and that’s football.”
Paul Pogba played the full 90 minutes in Tuesday’s Champions League match against CKSA Moscow, with Jose Mourinho’s side, coming from behind to claim a 2-1 win.