Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has told the BBC he hopes injuries to "important players" could derail Manchester City's season.

United moved to within five points of Premier League leaders City with a 3-1 win at Arsenal on Saturday, although Pep Guardiola's side have the chance to restore their eight-point advantage when they take on West Ham United on Sunday.

Speaking prior to United's win, Pogba was asked on "Football Focus" whether he believed City might slip up before the end of the season.

"I do," he replied. "Someday I hope they're going to slip.

"I hope ... it's bad to say things like that but fortunately for us I hope they will get some very important players injured, like what's happening with us, because people don't see this, don't speak about this, but every time we have, like, players injured, important players, they get injured when there is important games.