No Pogba, no problem - Lingard confident Man Utd can cover derby ban

Three points in the bag Jesse Lingard taps in his second goal of the game and United’s third to put the tie beyond Arsenal

United were indebted to David De Gea for a superb display, the Spaniard making 14 saves, the joint most by a goalkeeper in the Premier League era. "You need the keeper to be there for you when the team needs him", said Mourinho, whose side closed the gap on leaders Manchester City to five points. "I told De Gea after the match, what I saw today was the best from a goalkeeper in the world". However, Mourinho thinks his team were hard done by, citing a challenge by Laurent Koscielny on Romelu Lukaku which only drew a yellow card.

CSKA Moscow are set to visit Manchester on Tuesday, with Mourinho's men - who will still have Pogba at their disposal in Europe - looking to book their passage to the last-16 as winners of Group A.

He said "Some day I hope City are going to slip and I hope, and I know that it's bad to say things like that, but I hope for us that some very important players get injured".

As the match lost some of its high-octane momentum, referee Andre Marriner sent off Pogba for a studs-up tackle on Hector Bellerin to change the balance of the contest, but Arsenal could not take advantage.

"The grass is absolutely lovely - I think there is a desire to go onto the grass".

The fly in the ointment for Mourinho was a straight red card for Paul Pogba, which will rule the French powerhouse out of next weekend's crunch derby with Manchester City.

Even so, Wenger acknowledged Arsenal had only themselves to blame for a loss that effectively ended their title bid.

Goals from Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard inside 11 minutes, and a further second-half strike from Lingard, showed United at their best.

With United leading 2-1 at the time, De Gea made a remarkable double save to deny Lacazette's low half-volley and Alexis Sanchez's effort on the follow-up.

"We have produced an excellent performance but have conceded three goals and had at least 10 chances and were not efficient enough in the box, that is the reality". And the 24-year-old enjoyed a successful first season back at Old Trafford as United tasted success in the Community Shield, EFL Cup and the Europa League.

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