Paul Pogba has avoided an additional suspension following his red card against Arsenal but will serve a three-game ban that rules him out of the Manchester derby.

The midfielder was dismissed in the 74th minute of Manchester United's 3-1 win at the Emirates on Saturday after appearing to stamp on Hector Bellerin's calf.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Pogba insists the incident was accidental and only happened because Bellerin pulled out of a 50-50 challenge and ended up in an unnatural position on the ground.