Paul Pogba is not someone who is known to hold back and the Frenchman, who has often been criticised for his performances in the big games, insists that his side is ready for the “big one” against Arsenal.
The Red Devils host the Gunners at Old Trafford in what would be Arsene Wenger’s last game in charge of Arsenal, against Manchester United. Speaking to media sources before the game, Pogba believes that Arsenal’s impending semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid could play a big role in deciding the outcome of this fixture.
According to the former Juventus midfielder, ” They have a big game against Atlético [Madrid] so maybe that might help us if they are a bit tired. It’s a big one. We need points”.
If the home side emerges as the winners, they will more or less confirm ending the season as runners-up in the league. However, a loss for the Londoners would guarantee them missing out an automatic Champions League spot for the next season.
Speaking about the reverse fixture at the Emirates, Pogba reminisced,”We know it’s going to be a hard game, it was a very hard game against them earlier in the season. But we had a very good team performance and David [de Gea] was amazing”. Coincidentally, the 25-year old performed exceedingly well in that match, especially in the first half, as Jesse Lingard scored a brace to win the game 3-1 for the Manchester-based side.
The world’s fifth most expensive player summed it up by stating, “We have shown it during the season against the big teams, most of the time, but we need to keep it up against other teams as well. We need that again and we need everybody to be at their best because when that happens it moves the team up [a level]. We’ve been great in the last game with the team performance and against the top teams you always have to produce that.”