Paul Pogba’s favourite word for describing Manchester United’s match with Chelsea on Saturday is “big”.
United currently lie eighth in the Premier League, seven points behind the top three of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.
The clash between the Blues and the Red Devils has been a highlight of the Premier League calendar for years and Pogba explains why it won’t be any different this year.
“For me, those games are the best games to play,” Pogba told Sky Sports. “You play against the best players, you play against a big club, a big story. You play football to play those big games with a lot of pressure. That’s what you want to play.
“You can see this season [Chelsea] have a lot of possession obviously, they are winning, they have one character you cannot miss in Eden Hazard, they say he is on fire, this time he is probably the best player in the PL right now.
“The team is going well, they have good results, for us we come back from the Newcastle game, 3-2 winning at home, we need points, so it’s going to be a tough one. I think they need points, we need points.
“The game is going to be very hard, we’re playing away. It’s a Chelsea vs Man Utd game, you know, so it’s a big one.”