How many games will Paul Pogba miss? Man United star sees red in Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain


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United lost 2-0 to PSG in the Round of 16 first-leg tie

Paul Pogba will miss Manchester United’s Champions League Round of 16 second-leg tie away to Paris Saint-Germain next month.

But the Frenchman will be able to comeback if United can overturn tonight’s 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford and reach the quarter-finals.

Man United star Paul Pogba was sent off against PSG

Man United star Paul Pogba was sent off against PSG

Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe secured a first-leg victory for the Ligue 1 champions.

And things got worse for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side when Pogba was shown a second yellow card for a late tackle on Dani Alves.

United now have a mountain to climb in the return clash in Paris on March 6.

The Red Devils will have to face PSG again without their influential midfielder but UEFA rules only ban red-carded players for one game meaning he will be able to return if they make it into the final eight.

That will be a hugely difficult task for Solskjaer and co after a chastening night for the Norwegian.

He said: “Paul is trying to get his body across and Dani Alves is clever enough to put his foot in there. Paul wants to shield the ball, he’s unlucky.

“Mountains are there to be climbed, you can’t lay down and say this is over. We will go there, play our game and improve from today. Today is a reality check for us.”

Man United star Paul Pogba was sent off against PSG

Man United star Paul Pogba was sent off against PSG

Pogba was first booked for a clumsy challenge on Thiago Silva just a couple of minutes after conceding a foul for a poor tackle on Marquinhos.

The 25-year-old was then given his marching orders in the final minute after PSG had struck twice in quick succession.

As United’s frustration began to boil over, Pogba lunged in and his studs seemed to catch Alves high on the shin, earning the Frenchman a second yellow card.

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