- Paul Pogba has made a controversial statement ahead of the incoming Manchester Derby
- The French midfielder says he want some star players of Manchester City to get injured
- City manager Pep Guardiola has reacted to his statement saying none of his players will be injured
Manchester United star midfielder Paul Pogba have taken a rather swift controversial path, days before the Manchester Derby, which has been dubbed the 'most important' in recent years.
Man United have certainly looked a better side since Pogba returned from injury but the Frenchman was sent off for an apparently stamp on Hector Bellerin during the clash at the Emirates Stadium.
Pogba, 24, will now miss the Manchester derby and one would assume its a development that will sound pleasing to the blue half of the City.
The former Juventus striker while speaking to BBC said: "I hope - and it's bad to say things like this - but I hope they will get some very important players injured like what happened with us,"
"People don't see this, don't speak about this, but every time we have important players that get injured when there is important games.
"So if that starts happening with them as well maybe we'll get a little difference. A little touch that makes them weaker."
City manager, Guardiola while reacting to the opinion of the United midfielder shortly after his side 2-1 over West Ham said: "Hopefully no one will have injuries,"
"I would like Paul to [be able to] play against us because I like to face team with the best players as possible to see if we are able to beat them.
"I am sure it is an expression and he doesn't want our players to get injured."
Yen.com.gh reported earlier that Manchester City on Sunday evening, December 3, continued with their impressive run this season in the Premier League after coming back from a goal down to beat visiting West Ham United 2-1.