Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, believes the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, made the right decision replacing him at half-time in Man United’s Europa League quarter-final second-leg tie against Granada on Thursday.
According to Pogba, Granada players were trying to get him sent off.
The Red Devils defeated the La Liga club 2-0 at Old Trafford, with Pogba playing just 45 minutes, setting up Edinson Cavani’s opener early on.
Man United eventually qualified for the Europa League semi-final on a 4-0 aggregate win.
“I know if I come off, the other player who comes on will make the difference as well,” Pogba told BT Sport.
“This yellow card was unfortunate, for me, it wasn’t a yellow card, but you have to accept it.
“But we won the game, and that is most important.”
Pogba added: “For sure [Granada players would use that early booking to try and get me sent off]. 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 got the red card and put my team in difficulty.”
Man United will now face AS Roma in the Europa League semi-final clash later this month.