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

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"They deserved three points".

Speaking about the 24-year-old, he said: "He played well".

"I don't know if you've watched many top-level shots, but when you have 33 shots on goal in a game of that stature, it means our dominance was top class".

Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard put United 2-0 up in 11 minutes before Lingard struck again after Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back in a thriller of a game.

There was controversy to be found, of course, with Arsenal having a pretty reasonable penalty shout denied in the game's later stages but perhaps the biggest scandal on the night was the sending off of United's Paul Pogba, who - as a result of his misdemeanour - will miss out on his side's crucial derby matchup with Manchester City next time around.

Fresh from netting twice in a vital win over Arsenal, the England global forward told BBC Sport on Pogba's upcoming suspension: "It's a blow but the team have the players to adapt to that".

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba admits he is glad to no longer be the world's most expensive footballer.

"They had chances but we fought and we have a great goalkeeper too". Do I think the players think that? Yes. We were too on the edge mentally maybe - you can not be in a game like that.

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"But now not being the player with the price tag helps me, it helps me a lot to focus on the field and nothing else".

"But, what makes you angry is that you produce that performance and in the end you have nothing to show for it".

In a post-match huddle which also included Jose Mourinho, Thierry Henry and William Gallas, he gestured that it may have been Bellerin's odd attempt to tackle that was to blame. And we put ourselves in a very hard position.

'We have lost games here against Man United where we didn't deserve anything.

United's Ander Herrera said: 'Everything is very good and we are going to find our best form very soon.

"I told him after the match, what I saw today was the best from a goalkeeper in the world".

"In the second half we had to regroup and reorganise. David was unbelievable. When they had the two or three clear chances David was there so we are very happy".

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