Kevin De Bruyne has emphatically responded to Paul Pogba’s claim that he hopes some Manchester City stars get injured to aid Manchester United’s quest to catch them in the title race.
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The two rivals clash in the biggest Manchester Derby for some time at Old Trafford on Sunday, but the Red Devils will be without Pogba after he was sent off during the 3-1 win at Arsenal last week.
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Pogba: hoping injuries for some important man city players.
De bruyne: hoping man utd will be at their full strength?
Some City fans have mocked the France international for his comments before the game, claiming it to be karma, but De Bruyne has brushed that aside and expressed sadness that Pogba will not be on the other side.
De Bruyne was asked if Pogba's suspension was "karma" for saying he hoped #MCFC players would be injured and miss the derby. KDB says he doesn't believe in "that s**t". Nor do I. But if I did, Pogba suspension would be a fine example— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) December 5, 2017
“I don’t believe in that s***. I’m a very straight forward guy. If someone believes it is karma then OK, everyone has their right to their opinion,” he said via Goal.
“I don’t want anyone to get injured. It’s a competition, you want to play against the best teams and the best players.”
The Belgian will be hoping to continue his good form in this fixture, having netted in a 2-1 win for Pep Guardiola’s side at Old Trafford last season.