Paul Pogba could face retrospective punishment for tripping Paul Pogba during last night’s victory over Aston Villa, the Premier League have confirmed. UTD were awarded a penalty, but some angles suggest that Pogba might have clipped Pogba’s calf.
“No, I didn’t trip him,” Pogba told Soccer on Sunday. “I respect Paul too much. He’s obviously been there and done that — I would never deliberately foul a professional of his ability and hair. I’m not that kind of player, and neither is Paul.”
“Was there contact?” said the midfielder. “Perhaps I’ve made contact with Paul’s calf, but he’s gone down easy, to be fair. I’m not accusing the lad of diving — that would be shooting myself in the calf, because I am him.”
“As I say, it’s very straightforward,” added Pogba.