Arsenal’s newly-signed Ghana international dominated the midfield at Old Trafford while Pogba toiled and gave away the penalty which led to defeat.
“We know it’s a poor performance. Myself, I cannot give a foul away like this. I thought I would touch the ball but I didn’t. [I] cost us the goal today with the penalty. We have to do better, the team, myself, it starts with me,” Pogba told the BBC
“Maybe I was a bit out of breath, it made me do this stupid mistake. I will learn from that, I’m not the best defensively in the box, I can work on that.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s landmark midfield summer signing Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny ran the show for the visitors. As United lacked any kind of sparkle ,those two shone bright with Partey in particular dictating a dominant Arsenal display.
The Ghanaian’s driving runs forward created opportunities for the visitors – exactly the sort of contributions United could have done with from Pogba, Fred and Scott McTominay – but Solskjaer’s side failed to make any impact in the final third
thought he was outstanding,” former United Captain Roy keane told sky Sports when asked about Partey performance. “We said before the game, this guy’s no mug, he’s played for a big club, he’s played in big competitions.
“We saw today, when you watch a player live, that’s when you can judge a player. The more I look at him the more I wish he was in Man Utd’s midfield.
“Big, strong, aggressive, obviously going back with Arsenal I had my battles with Patrick Vieira, I think this kid has got a chance of matching what Patrick used to do.
He’s big, he’s strong, he’s aggressive and he likes to pass it forward. He can deal with the ball, he looks comfortable on the ball, just small little details, composure, good first touch, retaining possession, that’s the name of the game.”