Paul Pogba came on for Manchester United at half-time against Liverpool with an impossible task.
United were 4-0 down, already beaten, and the chances of salvaging a result seemed to be gone already.
But Pogba still managed to end up making it worse, getting himself sent off after 16 minutes.
Pogba’s wild tackle drew a straight red after a VAR check and he walked off the dugout in disgrace.
Which games will Pogba miss?
Pogba now faced a suspension. His straight red card will warrant an automatic three game ban. It is unlikely United appeal it.
The Frenchman will miss the next three Premier League fixtures.
Pogba will miss matches against Tottenham Hotspur (a), Manchester City (h) and Watford (a).
There is an international break between the City and Watford matches, meaning Pogba has a long wait until his next Premier League game.
The next league match he is eligible to play will be away at Chelsea on November 28, in more than a month.
There are two Champions League games between now and then, away at Atalanta and Villarreal, which Pogba could play.
But as far as the Premier League goes, the fallout from this game will be felt for a while.
It’s fair to argue that Pogba being missing might not harm United too much, the way he has been playing.
Donny van de Beek could end up benefiting from an increased role during Pogba’s absence.
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