Paul Pogba explains how Mikel Arteta’s tactics were key as Arsenal beat Manchester United

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Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has explained why he thinks Arsenal’s tactics were the key to their victory yesterday.

The France international wasn’t at his best as he conceded the penalty that led to Arsenal’s winning goal in Sunday’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford.

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That said, Pogba was far from the only one to blame as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had another off-day at home, with the Red Devils yet to win a single home league game in four attempts so far this season.

Speaking after the game, Pogba says United found it difficult against an organised Arsenal side that got their shape and tactics right.

As quoted by the Daily Mirror, the 27-year-old says this made it difficult for both him and Bruno Fernandes to create chances from midfield.

“We need to do more with the ball creating chances,” said Pogba.

“I think maybe we didn’t expect to be man for man, me and Bruno [Fernandes], but after this we can adapt, we have to find a solution but we didn’t.

“That’s why we weren’t dangerous with the ball.

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Paul Pogba had a poor game for Manchester United in their 1-0 defeat at home to Arsenal

“We keep a clean sheet in the first half, like I say, details made the win for Arsenal today, they were in shape, they were waiting for us to make the mistake.

“We have to do better, the team, myself, it starts with me.”

United fans will be dismayed by their poor start at home, especially as Arsenal are usually opponents they have a lot of joy against.

This was the Gunners’ first win away to Man Utd in the Premier League since all the way back in 2006, and their first away to any big six opponent since 2015.

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  1. By now u fans should know paul pogba plays below par for man utd. His heart is not in the club cos he knows this club with this team will not win the league. Paul needs to find another club and ole has to build around players who will fight for the club not glazer like players who only take the money.

  2. Am not a Man U supporter but i know that to get the best out of this man you need to give him a free role although he lays deep sometimes, the same role given to KDB at city or Harvetz at CFC. Sorround him with defensive midfield general then Pogba will create all the chances in the world. i like the fact that he can create from deep.

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