Paul Pogba reacts to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacing him at half-time against Granada

Pogba was booked after 17 minutes (Picture: Getty)

Paul Pogba believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made the right decision replacing him at half-time against Granada, believing the opposition players were trying to get him sent off.

United eased to a 4-0 aggregate win over the La Liga side on Thursday with Pogba playing just 45 minutes, setting up Edinson Cavani’s opener early on.

The France international was perhaps unlucky to be booked after 17 minutes, powering past two Granada players but catching one of them as he strode past after appearing to have been fouled himself first.  

Two minutes later, the United midfielder committed another foul in an incident that saw Roberto Soldado booked for overzealously demanding Pogba be shown a second yellow.

With United in control of the tie, Solskjaer opted to replace the Frenchman at half-time with Donny van de Beek onto replace him.

Pogba bemused by his booking (Picture: Getty)

‘I know if I come off the other player who comes on will make the difference as well,’ Pogba told BT Sport post-match.

‘This yellow card was unfortunate, for me it wasn’t a yellow card but you have to accept it. But we win the game and that is most important.’

When asked if feared Granada players would use that early booking to try and get him sent off, Pogba added: ‘For sure. I know the foul just after it, I could see all the players trying to get me out.

‘And that was when the manager saw it as well that it is better I came out before I get the red card and put my team in difficulty.’

United will meet Roma in their semi-final clash.

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