Paul Pogba admits his frustration after Manchester United’s ‘very annoying’ Carabao Cup semi-final defeat by Man City… as he insists his team-mates ‘have to learn’ quickly ahead of pivotal Premier League title clash with rivals Liverpool
- Manchester United tumbled out of the Carabao Cup semi-final with a 2-0 defeat
- It was the Red Devils’ fourth semi-final loss in all competitions in the past year
- Paul Pogba now insists United have to learn quickly ahead of Liverpool test
Paul Pogba admits Manchester United players were left frustrated following another semi-final defeat by Manchester City, and has called on the team to learn quickly from their mistakes.
The Red Devils lost their fourth consecutive semi-final across all competitions in under a year after their Carabao Cup exit at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Second-half goals as a result from set-pieces scored by John Stones and Fernandinho saw Pep Guardiola’s men edge an otherwise well fought tie.
Paul Pogba was left frustrated after Manchester United were edged out by Manchester City
However Pogba was left frustrated at the ‘details’ such as set-pieces that saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men once again come up short in a crucial encounter following an exit to City at this stage of the same competition last year.
‘It is disappointing because it is not the first one against City at home, he told MUTV.
‘We are disappointed with the result, obviously, with the two goals from set-pieces.
‘It is very annoying to lose because there is a trophy behind all of this. We have to do better, we have to do better for sure.
United battled well but were defeated 2-0 in the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola celebrates with his players after once again overcoming United in a semi-final to reach the Carabao Cup final
‘It is about details. Details make the difference all of the time and now when it is big games like this, it is details and at set-pieces we lost. We have to learn because it is not the first time.’
Pogba, who played in the full 90 minutes on Wednesday, now insists that United must learn quickly from the mistakes as they prepare for huge Premier League encounters later in the month, including a trip to Liverpool in 10 days.
United are only behind the Reds on goal difference in the table but have a game in hand with their rivals, and the Anfield clash could prove a pivotal moment of the season in terms of the Premier League title race.
‘We have to learn, we have to get through this because, after this, there are big games coming up. Next time, we will do better, we will do better, Pogba added.
Before they face Liverpool, United will host Watford in the FA Cup third round on Saturday before visiting Burnley on Tuesday to finally play the postponed game from the opening weekend of the season.
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