Manchester United attacker Jesse Lingard has stated that his side will have to adapt in order to be able to deal with Paul Pogba’s absence.
Manchester United put in a valiant display to claim a fine 3-1 victory over rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday and the result means that the Red Devils remain in the hunt for the Premier League title.
While the result against the Gunners was a huge boost for United, Jose Mourinho’s men did suffer a blow during the clash as key midfielder Paul Pogba was shown a straight red card for his challenge on Hector Bellerin and the midfielder could now be in line to serve a three match ban.
A suspension will mean that Pogba will likely miss the huge Manchester derby against City next weekend and the absence of the Frenchman can be viewed as a major blow in the Red Devils’ hopes of claiming a victory over their rivals.
Nonetheless, United star Jesse Lingard is not dwelling on the absence of Pogba and has now urged his team to adapt in order to deal with the absence of their talismanic midfielder.
Lingard said, “It’s a blow but the team have the players to adapt to that. Everyone’s got to work hard to get in the starting XI.”