Paul Pogba takes responsibility for Manchester United's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal

Paul Pogba takes responsibility for Manchester United's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal

- Paul Pogba blames himself for defeat to Arsenal at Old Trafford

- Manchester United suffered a first home defeat to the Gunners since September 2006

- The Frenchman admits that his rough tackle on Bellerin cost them the game

- Pogba urges teammates to do better if they must finish strong at the end of the season

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Paul Pogba has taken responsibility for Manchester United's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at Old Trafford this weekend.

Pierre-Emerich Aubameyang scored the only goal of the game from the spot after the Frenchman conceded a penalty by fouling Hector Bellerin in the second half.

The defeat saw the Red Devils suffered their first home defeat to the Gunners since September 2006 when they ran off with the same scoreline. This is also United's worst start to the season at home for 48 years.

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Also, the loss meant United have lost three of their four Premier League home games so far this campaign with the fourth ending in a 0-0 draw with Chelsea as they sit 15th on the log.

And the 2018 World Cup winner admitted that his error was the key factor in United's latest Old Trafford setback. He told BBC Match of the Day.

"I felt like I touched him [Bellerin] a bit, I knew I was in the box. I shouldn't have given a penalty away like that. Maybe I was a bit out of breath, it made me do this stupid mistake.
"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."
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Paul Pogba after committing the foul that led to Manchester United's defeat to Arsenal at Old Trafford. Photo by Visionhaus.
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Despite his latest mistake -- it was the third time that Pogba has conceded a penalty in United's last five games at Old Trafford -- the former Juventus midfielder said that United's team display must be better.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's second-half goal in the 69th minute was all Arsenal needed to claim their first Premier League victory at Old Trafford since September 17, 2006.

The 31-year-old fired the North Londoners to victory from the penalty spot after Paul Pogba fouled Hector Bellerin in his danger zone.

Brazilian forward Willian started the move from the right-wing who tried to break into the 18-yard box but was prevented before threading a pass to his teammate and the move earned them a chance at goal.

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